Tennessee Center For AIDS Research (CFAR) Partnership
2021 - 2022
In 2021, The Tennessee Center for AIDS Research (TN-CFAR) was awarded a grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to partner with the Tennessee Meharry HBCU Wellness Project and the Meharry Division of Public Health Practice. The objective of the partnership is to develop and implement an intervention with the Student Health Ambassadors from LeMoyne-Owen to improve HIV testing and PrEP uptake among African American young adults on the campus and in surrounding Memphis communities. This one-year proposal will leverage academic, state, and community partnerships to identify greater insights and capacity to provide HIV prevention and care services to an at-risk population.
In January 2023, an academic paper entitled "HIV Testing Beliefs and PrEP Knowledge in Young Adults Attending a Historically Black College in the Southeastern U.S." was accepted as a Poster Presentation at the 44th Annual Meeting & Scientific Sessions of the Society of Behavioral Medicine, which will be held April 26- April 29, 2023, in Phoenix, AZ.