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Stigma Reduction and HIV Prevention among Young Latino Sexual Minority Men

In this study, we want to better understand how experiences of stigma and discrimination affect HIV testing and PrEP use among young Latino sexual minority men.

Age & Gender

  • 18 years ~ 24 years
  • Male


North Carolina (Statewide)

What will be asked of you

You will participate in a one-time focus group discussion with 5-7 other men. You will also complete a 30-minute survey questionnaire. The focus group discussion will last 60-90 minutes.


Up to $40

Total length of participation:
1 day

Looking for Healthy Volunteers

Requirements for healthy volunteers are different than for those with a specific condition. If you are interested in becoming a healthy volunteer for this study, use the below categories to determine if you are able to participate.

Able to participate:

  • you self-identify as Latino or Hispanic
  • you self-identify as gay, bisexual, or other terminology that describes men who are attracted with other men
  • you are between the ages of 18 and 24 years
  • you are able to speak and read in English or Spanish
  • you were assigned the male sex at birth

Not eligible if:

  • you are living with HIV

Contact the Team

Visit Location

100% Remote (online, phone, text)

Additional Study Information

Principal Investigator

Rainier Masa
School of Social Work

Study Type

Behavioral or Social

Study Topics

Mental and Emotional Health
Minority Health
Opinions and Perceptions
Sexual and/or Reproductive Health
Social or Workplace Dynamics
Men's Health
UNC Students (undergrad, grad, professional)

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