University of Pennsylvania
HIV treatment can be very expensive and prevention is the best way to decrease this cost. The Human Immunodeficiency Virus has a history associated with a lot of stigma towards gay men in particular that has created barriers to spreading prevention education outside of the gay community. The available resources within Philadelphia, the state of Pennsylvania, and the United State were evaluated and found to be lacking in evidence-based interventions. More interventions are needed not only within the gay community but also in the heterosexual community, especially to reach men who do not identify as gay but still have sex with other men. After a review of the literature several recommendations were made for new evidence-based interventions that can reach both of these populations.