Jul 31, 2020
MSM Prevention Program
Black gay, bisexual, queer, questioning, trans* and other men who have sex with men (MSM) require structured programming to reduce especially high rates of risk for HIV. The increasing frequency of bareback sex, infrequent HIV testing, risk related to recent migration to Canada, HIV stigma and challenges dealing with HIV disclosure require effective prevention programming for Black MSM.
The MSM Prevention Program works to educate young BMSM in Toronto about their unique risks for HIV and STI infection, and the ways in which they can the build on their own abilities to make safer sex and healthy relationship choices.
Our Prevention Program is guided by objectives:
- To design and implement programming to address the specific risks that ACB MSM in Toronto experience
- To develop and deliver programming and resources to challenge and address homophobia, discrimination and HIV related stigma in ACB communities
- To research and monitor the current realities of HIV risk for ACB MSM and develop responsive programming
- To collaborate with community partners to deliver prevention programming in Toronto’s ACB MSM communities
Black CAP’s MSM Prevention Program:
- The delivery of the Many Men, Many Voices (3MV), is a three-day retreat-style workshop designed to build community and enhance self-esteem related to racial and sexual identity among young (ages 16-29) Black MSM in Toronto
- Conducts workshops and presentations on homophobia, valuing each other, HIV and STI risk for MSM, etc.
- Participates in networks such as ACCHO, GMSH, etc.
- The development and distribution of resources such as Black Families and Friends (BFF), Dealing with Being Different, etc.
To request a workshop, one-on-one session or to invite us to do outreach at your event please click here.
Community members are always welcome to join the MSM Prevention Team. The program relies heavily on the support of volunteers to conduct outreach and education. HIV knowledge is not a requirement and training is provided for all volunteers.
This program is funded by the Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care – AIDS Bureau
MsM Prevention Coordinator
Phone: 416-977-9955, ext. 248