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Changing Hearts and Minds: Results from a Multi-Country Gender and Sexual Diversity Training

Citation

Poteat, Tonia; Park, Chulwoo; Solares, Diego; Williams, John K.; Wolf, R. Cameron; Metheny, Noah; Vazzano, Andrea; Dent, Juan; Gibbs, Ashley; & Nonyane, Bareng Aletta Sanny, et al. (2017). Changing Hearts and Minds: Results from a Multi-Country Gender and Sexual Diversity Training. PLOS ONE, 12(9), e0184484. PMCID: PMC5604941

Abstract

Engaging key populations, including gender and sexual minorities, is essential to meeting global targets for reducing new HIV infections and improving the HIV continuum of care. Negative attitudes toward gender and sexual minorities serve as a barrier to political will and effective programming for HIV health services. The President's Emergency Plan for AIDS Relief (PEPFAR), established in 2003, provided Gender and Sexual Diversity Trainings for 2,825 participants including PEPFAR staff and program implementers, U.S. government staff, and local stakeholders in 38 countries. The outcomes of these one-day trainings were evaluated among a subset of participants using a mixed methods pre- and post-training study design. Findings suggest that sustainable decreases in negative attitudes toward gender and sexual minorities are achievable with a one-day training.

URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0184484

Reference Type

Journal Article

Journal Title

PLOS ONE

Author(s)

Poteat, Tonia
Park, Chulwoo
Solares, Diego
Williams, John K.
Wolf, R. Cameron
Metheny, Noah
Vazzano, Andrea
Dent, Juan
Gibbs, Ashley
Nonyane, Bareng Aletta Sanny
Toiv, Nora

Year Published

2017

Volume Number

12

Issue Number

9

Pages

e0184484

PMCID

PMC5604941

Reference ID

12881