VIBES and PrEP: Two Essential Interventions for Young Black MSM

The Illinois Public Health Association, through funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health’s Center for Minority Health Services, is pleased to announce a free training, “VIBES and PrEP:  Two Essential Interventions for Young Black MSM,” to be held in Springfield on December 20 & 21, 2016.

 

VIBES AND PrEP:  TWO ESSENTIAL INTERVENTIONS FOR YOUNG BLACK MSM

 

WHEN:  Tuesday and Wednesday, December 20-21, 2016

 

WHERE:  The Phoenix Center, 109 E. Lawrence Ave., Springfield, IL, 62704. 

 

TIME: 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Class will begin promptly at 9:00 a.m. both days. Participants must attend the entire training to receive VIBES Facilitator Course Certification.

 

PURPOSE: To train peer facilitators on the VIBES (Very Informed Brothers Engaged for Survival) curriculum, a group behavioral skills-based intervention for HIV Prevention with young (ages 18-30) African-American MSM, and on the implementation of PrEP in young African-American MSM communities.

 

VIBES is to be implemented with African-American YMSM groups in six or seven two-hour sessions. PrEP is a biomedical HIV prevention strategy that involves healthy, HIV-negative individuals taking the oral antiretroviral medication Truvada daily to prevent the acquisition of HIV.

 

NO COST:  This training is provided by IPHA, through funding from the Illinois Department of Public Health Center for Minority Health Services, and there is no registration cost.  Breakfast and lunch will be provided.

 

REGISTRATION: Please complete and scan the registration form as soon as possible to Jeffery Erdman at IPHA (jerdman@ipha.com).

 

Registration deadline is December 16, 2016, so don’t delay!

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