Did you know that teen guys who like guys are at a high risk for getting infected with HIV? Every year, about 1,425 teen guys who have sex with guys become infected with HIV in the United States. But, very few programs to prevent HIV in teen guys exist, and of those that do exist, most are created for straight teens and older gay, bi, and queer guys.
That’s why we created the SMART Project – a real-world sex ed and HIV prevention program specifically for teen guys who like guys! The SMART Project also covers topics that are important to gay, bi, and queer teen guys, like navigating sex and romantic relationships, understanding their sexual and gender identities, and connecting with the LGBT Community. SMART will be entirely online, available in English and Spanish, for teens who live in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. We hope that through SMART, you feel safe, confident, and empowered!
The US Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Minority Health (OMH) estimates that in 2016, 22% of AI/ANs lived on reservations or other US Census-defined tribal areas while 60% of AI/ANs lived in metropolitan areas.
“As intergenerational trauma survivors (and those who are still suffering) we must shift our minds from focusing on what has been lost and change it to the conscious awareness of what we can still learn.”