About STYLE and M+

Evidence-based, Flexible Intervention to Improve Engagement in Care among African American MSM 

M+: STYLE Adaptation at AIDS Project East Bay (APEB)

With funding from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the University of California, San Francisco Prevention Research Center (PRC) is working with Oakland, California-based AIDS Project of the East Bay (APEB) to adapt, implement, and evaluate the intervention, “Strength Through Youth Livin’ Empowered” (STYLE). The APEB adaptation is called "M+" and addresses factors driving HIV-related health disparities among African American MSM of all ages.

The overall goal of M+ is to improve the health of HIV-positive men of color by solidifying the links between health care and community-based organizations in Alameda County, California.

Project STYLE: Responding to Unmet Needs in North Carolina

A string of new HIV cases in students attending Historically Black Colleges in North Carolina highlighted an unmet need for HIV prevention and testing services in the region.

Led by Dr. Lisa Hightow-Weidman, the team at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill developed a program to identify HIV-infected and at-risk young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color and to engage them in care.

The original STYLE was designed with community involvement and input via a community advisory board, focus groups, and outreach staff from populations being served. 

See the Making It Happen page for downloadable resources and tools.

Contact Us

Greg Rebchook, PhD
Principal Investigator, UCSF

Rob Newells
Executive Director, APEB

550 16th Street, 3rd Floor
San Francisco, CA 94158
Phone: (415) 476-6288
Email: [email protected]