The RISE Proud Community Implementation Guide is based on the report, RISE Proud: Combating HIV Among Black Gay Men. The report provides an analysis of societal and structural factors that contribute to Black gay and bisexual men’s vulnerability and experiences with HIV/AIDS. It also suggests recommendations to mitigate the impact of the disease.
The development of the RISE Proud report and guide stem from a strong belief that Black gay and bisexual men have a right to pursue healthy lives not hindered by the threat or impact of HIV/AIDS.
As of result of The RISE Proud community engagements throughout the country, this Community Implementation Guide will help regional groups to consider ideas for implementing the specific Action Plans in their communities.