Identifying and Addressing Historical and Structural Drivers of Medical Mistrust among Hispanic/Latino Gay, Bisexual and Other Men Who Have Sex with Men (HLMSM) for HIV Prevention

Funding Agency:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Medical mistrust (MM) is associated with HIV disparities among Hispanic/Latino (H/L) gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (HLMSM), preventing or delaying access to HIV services. Because its root causes in this priority group are unknown, understanding pathways that lead to MM would allow targeted interventions to address MM in this population. The purpose of this two-phase community-driven study is to: 1) conduct formative research on MM drivers in HLMSM and identify existing interventions that build trust to improve access and utilization of HIV prevention and care services; and 2) evaluate implementation of targeted multilevel interventions that build trust in health and HIV prevention services. The goal of this NOFO is to support research to capture variations in medical mistrust drivers among different H/L subgroups (e.g., Mexicans, Central Americans, Puerto Ricans, US-born and non-US-born). Evidence generated will help address a driver (medical mistrust) of HIV disparities in support of the goals of Ending the HIV Epidemic in the US (EHE), the National Strategic Plan, and other federal prevention planning efforts.

Only one application per institution (normally identified by having a unique entity identifier [UEI] number) is allowed. The School of Nursing will be Duke's applicant. 

Deadline: Feb. 23, 2023




Community Outreach and Engagement
Medical - Clinical Science
Medical - Translational
Social Sciences

External Deadline

February 23, 2023