The GENERATIONS Initiative Project of the National AIDS Fund builds collaborative relationships with community-based organizations so they are better able to offer proven, innovative HIV prevention and support programs that assist girls, women and their families.
IHESJR prevention scientists assist practitioners at the community-based centers in putting the most effective treatments in place for women who have been affected by HIV/AIDS and for their families. This IHESJR collaboration with the Boston Public Health Commission’s Bureau of Addictions Prevention, Treatment and Recovery Support Services is testing the efficacy of the Women’s HIV Prevention Leadership Training Institute (WLTI), which was developed in a previous collaboration of these partners.
WLTI is a five session (5 hours each) of a leadership focused empowerment based model for HIV prevention with women of color in recovery from substance abuse disorders and is offered as an adjunctive intervention within the context of substance abuse treatment. The evaluation, conducted by IHESJR researchers, assesses program efficacy in reducing HIV sexual risk behaviors in a sample of 100 participants and 100 controls.