African, Caribbean and Black populations in Canada are disproportionately affected by HIV. Culturally-specific programs that reach community members in non-traditional settings like barbershops and churches may encourage members of these communities to practise safe sex and reduce HIV-related stigma.
Many Men, Many Voices (3MV) is workshop to build community and enhance self-esteem related to racial and sexual identity among young Black gay men.
Operation Hairspray is an outreach initiative that engages African and Caribbean barbers and hair dressers to deliver HIV/AIDS information to their customers.
GAP-VIES is constantly on the lookout for new locations to reach out to straight men of Haitian origin to spread the word about sexual health and HIV prevention.