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Feasibility of Recruiting Peer Educators to Promote HIV Testing Using Facebook Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Peru

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dc.contributor.author Menacho, Luis A.
dc.contributor.author Galea, Jerome T.
dc.contributor.author Young, Sean D.
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-06T14:52:12Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-06T14:52:12Z
dc.date.issued 2015
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5262
dc.description.abstract A peer leader-based intervention using social media can be an effective means to encourage Peruvian gay men to test for HIV. The objective was to explore the feasibility of recruiting and training leaders to deliver a peer intervention via Facebook to promote HIV testing. Training consisted of three sessions focused on HIV epidemiology, consequences of stigma associated with HIV, and ways to use Facebook. We performed pre- and post-training evaluations to assess HIV knowledge and comfort using Facebook. We trained 34 peer leaders. At baseline, the majority of peer leaders were already qualified and knowledgeable about HIV prevention and use of social media. We found a significant increase in proportion of peer leaders who were comfortable using social media to discuss about sexual partners and about STIs. It is feasible to recruit peer leaders who are qualified to conduct a social media based HIV prevention intervention in Peru. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Springer
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1573-3254
dc.rights info:eu-repo/semantics/restrictedAccess
dc.rights.uri https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/deed.es
dc.subject Peru en_US
dc.subject Adult en_US
dc.subject Humans en_US
dc.subject Male en_US
dc.subject Social Support en_US
dc.subject Surveys and Questionnaires en_US
dc.subject Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject Program Evaluation en_US
dc.subject Internet en_US
dc.subject Feasibility Studies en_US
dc.subject HIV Infections/prevention & control en_US
dc.subject Social Networking en_US
dc.subject Health Education en_US
dc.subject Workforce en_US
dc.subject Peer Group en_US
dc.subject Health Educators/psychology en_US
dc.subject Health Promotion/organization & administration en_US
dc.subject Homosexuality, Male/psychology en_US
dc.title Feasibility of Recruiting Peer Educators to Promote HIV Testing Using Facebook Among Men Who have Sex with Men in Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1007/s10461-014-0987-5
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.08
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.03.12

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