Project STYLE

  • Priority Population
    Black and Latinx young men (ages 17–24) who have sex with men
  • Setting
    College and university campuses
  • Location
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Intervention Focus
  • Study Period


Project STYLE (Strength Through Youth Livin’ Empowered) increases awareness about HIV through outreach and testing events on college campuses and in the larger community, development of partnerships, and fostering of linkages to HIV care.

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Intervention Outcomes

Two-thirds of clients were retained in care.
At 12 months, 76% of clients achieved viral load suppression.
62% of clients initiated ART.
The percentage of persons with CD4 counts 350 or more increased from 71% at baseline to 85% at the end of the study.

Cost Analysis

The Project STYLE cost analysis is not currently available. However, you can use the CIE Cost Calculator to create an estimate of the cost of implementing the intervention at your organization.



Men who have sex with men and women: a unique risk group for HIV transmission on North Carolina College campuses
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The unexpected movement of the HIV epidemic in the Southeastern United States: transmission among college students
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Predictors of repeat testing and HIV seroconversion in a sexually transmitted disease clinic population
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Failure to return for HIV posttest counseling in an STD clinic population
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Transmitted HIV-1 drug resistance among young men of color who have sex with men: a multicenter cohort analysis
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Keeping them in “STYLE”: finding, linking, and retaining young HIV-positive black and Latino men who have sex with men in care
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Late diagnosis of HIV in young men in North Carolina.
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Tips for Engaging Youth and Adolescents using an Intersectional Approach
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Engaging Latinx Community in RW Program Fact Sheet
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Engaging Black Men in RW Program Fact Sheet
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Trauma-Informed Approaches Toolkit
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Integrating HIV Innovative Practices (IHIP) Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations: Outreach Webinar
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Integrating HIV Innovative Practices (IHIP) Innovative Approaches to Engaging Hard-to-Reach Populations Living with HIV/AIDS into Care: Tools from the Integrating HIV Innovative Practices Program Training Manual and Curriculum
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Outreach, Care, and Prevention to Engage HIV Seropositive Young MSM of Color Initiative
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