Sin Buscar Excusas/No Excuses is a single-session, small group, video-based behavioral intervention that aims to increase sexual safety and HIV testing and care among Hispanic/Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM).
Sexual safety includes having fewer partners, using condoms consistently, engaging in less risky sexual behaviors, using pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) or post-exposure prophylaxis (PEP) as needed, and communicating with your partner about monogamy, HIV status and getting tested. Sin Buscar Excusas/No Excuses can be implemented in a variety of settings, including clinics and community agencies. Group sessions last approximately 45–60 minutes. Target audience:
Hispanic/Latino gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM)
The intervention has three core elements:
- Viewing of Spanish- or English- language video in a small-group setting that ensures privacy and confidentiality.
- Structured, small-group, brief discussion about barriers and strategies to increase sexual safety and HIV testing and care.
- Condom distribution, the offer of an HIV test, and referrals for services (including, PrEP, post-exposure prophylaxis, medication adherence, substance use/harm reduction programs, case management, and additional services in linkage to care).