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“Proyecto Orgullo”, an HIV prevention, empowerment and community mobilisation intervention for gay men and transgender women in Callao/Lima, Peru

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dc.contributor.author Maiorana, Andres
dc.contributor.author Kegeles, Susan
dc.contributor.author Salazar, Ximena
dc.contributor.author Konda, Kelika
dc.contributor.author Silva-Santisteban, Alfonso
dc.contributor.author Cáceres, Carlos
dc.date.accessioned 2019-02-22T14:54:33Z
dc.date.available 2019-02-22T14:54:33Z
dc.date.issued 2016
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12866/5678
dc.description.abstract We used qualitative, quantitative, and observational methods to assess the feasibility, acceptability, and potential efficacy of Proyecto Orgullo (PO), a pilot community mobilisation intervention to decrease sexual risk, promote health-seeking behaviours, and facilitate personal and community empowerment among gay men (GM) and transgender women (TW) in Peru. PO was adapted from Mpowerment and Hermanos de Luna y Sol, two US interventions. PO included six interrelated core elements: (1) Self-reflection Small Group sessions; (2) Supporting peers in HIV prevention; (3) Mobilisation Activities addressing HIV, GM/TW issues, and community empowerment; (4) A Core Group (staff+GM/TW volunteers) designing/implementing those activities; (5) A Project Space; (6) Publicity. PO included specific components for TW, but promoted that GM/TW, who historically have not worked well together, collaborate for a common goal. We found that PO was embraced by GM/TW. PO positively influenced GM/TW's HIV prevention beliefs, self-efficacy, and behaviours; provided social support and created community; facilitated individual and community empowerment; achieved that GM/TW collaborate; and established a functional Community Centre for socialising/conducting mobilisation activities. Community mobilisation strategies, lacking from HIV prevention efforts in Peru but considered key to HIV prevention, can help improve health-seeking behaviours and consolidate social norms supporting preventive behaviours among GM/TW. en_US
dc.language.iso eng
dc.publisher Taylor & Francis
dc.relation.ispartof urn:issn:1744-1706
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 transgender women en_US
dc.subject gay men en_US
dc.subject HIV community mobilisation intervention en_US
dc.title “Proyecto Orgullo”, an HIV prevention, empowerment and community mobilisation intervention for gay men and transgender women in Callao/Lima, Peru en_US
dc.type info:eu-repo/semantics/article
dc.identifier.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/17441692.2016.1161814
dc.subject.ocde https://purl.org/pe-repo/ocde/ford#3.02.00 es_PE


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