Effective Interventions

Effective Interventions

High Impact Prevention


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:

  1. Viewing of Spanish- or English- language video in a small-group setting that ensures privacy and confidentiality.

  2. Structured, small-group, brief discussion about barriers and strategies to increase sexual safety and HIV testing and care.

  3. 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).

Coming in 2017! Sin Buscar Excusas/No Excuses classroom training and additional resources. 

The materials on this site are designed for HIV/AIDS prevention with persons at risk for acquiring or transmitting HIV. They are meant to be resources used by HIV prevention providers such as health departments and community-based organizations so as to provide the best evidence-based HIV prevention services. These materials are not meant for the general public. They are not meant for children. They are not school-based HIV prevention strategies.