This article identifies the specific components of community-level and structural-level HIV prevention interventions targeting men who have sex with men that have proven effective in reducing homophobia and affirming the healthy formation of gay and transgender identities. These interventions include school-based interventions, community-based social marketing campaigns, community connectedness and social support interventions targeted at older gay men, and interventions addressing vulnerability and HIV prevention among transgender women. The CDC defines Community-level interventions (CLIs) re defined by the CDC as interventions "intended to reduce the HIV risk of an entire community" and structural-level interventions (SLIs) are those that "address barriers beyond the individual . . . designed to address external factors that impact personal risk for HIV."
CHLP fights stigma and discrimination at the intersection of HIV, race, health status, disability, class, sexuality and gender identity and expression, with a focus on criminal and public health systems. As part of this work, we support movement building that amplifies the power of individuals and communities to mobilize for change rooted in racial, gender and economic justice. We do this through legal advocacy, high-impact policy initiatives, and creation of cross-issue partnerships, networks, and resources.