How can we empower HIV positive individuals and reduce risk of new infections in a subpopulation?
Positive prevention (or “poz prevention”) is an HIV intervention which objectives are to empower HIV-positive individuals, strengthen their sexual health and well-being, and reduce their probability of new HIV infections.
There are very few of these interventions in Canada and none addressing needs of HIV-positive Latinos. Thus, our project search to pilot a “positive prevention” intervention named Gay Poz Sex (GPS) that was implemented successfully in English speakers HIV-positive gay men living in Canada. Working with and for those Latino populations living with HIV in Canada, our project will have as objectives: 1) To train members from the HIV Latino communities as GPS facilitators. 2) To assess feasibility of GPS implementation in AIDS service organizations across Ontario who serve a high number of Latino populations, 3) To evaluate the implementation process and propose final changes to “GPS Latino”, and 4) to assess the effectiveness of GPS in terms of increase use of condoms and increase confidence in their sexual life.