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“Our Lives Matter”: Exploring the Impact of COVID- 19 on Black/African American and Latino Sexual Minority Men’s Access to HIV Prevention and Treatment Services, Resources Security, and Vaccination Acceptance and Uptake

Dates: 9/1/2022 - 12/31/2022

Center for AIDS Research, University of California, San Francisco

Role: Mitchell Wharton, PhD, RN, FNP-BC, CNS, ACRN, AAHIVE, FAAN : Co-Investigator, New York Site PI
Principal Investigator: Orlando Harris, PhD, MPH

Utilizing a conceptual framework based on the social-ecological model, the aims of this study are 1) to explore the impact of COVID-19 and shelter-in-place orders on Black/African American and Latino sexual minority men access to HIV prevention and treatment services, resource security, and overall well-being; and 2) to identify multilevel factors affecting Black/African American and Latino sexual minority men's COVID-19 vaccination acceptance and willingness to use once available. 

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