The Mpowerment Project (MP) has been enhanced to help young gay, bisexual, and other MSM (YMSM) living with HIV to engage in the HIV care continuum. The Mpowerment Project+ (MP+) builds on the Mpowerment Project “model” to mobilize YMSM in the community to decrease psychosocial barriers (e.g., reducing HIV stigma) and increase psychosocial facilitators (e.g., increasing social support for engaging in care, increasing literacy about HIV treatment) to support YMSM living with HIV in order to increase their engagement in care. The MP model involves implementing the program’s original core elements for all YMSM regardless of HIV status, but for MP+ all the core elements have been adapted to also support engagement in care. In addition, two new core elements have been developed: the Positive Living Group and the Support Networks Group (both described in the MP+ Overview PDF below). Finally, we encourage the use of a Peer Navigator in the program.

Read about “MP+.” This is about how to use approaches from Mpowerment to address various issues for young men living with HIV so that they engage in care more effectively. These include adaptations of Mpowerment as well as new core elements.

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MP+ OverviewMP+ Core Elements and Key CharacteristicsMP+ Positive Living GuideSocial Marketing Ideas for Young Men Living with HIVMP+ DeliverablesPreparing to visit your Doctor: tri-fold pamphlet