Brian Mustanski, PhD

Dr. Brian Mustanski, co-director of the Third Coast CFAR, published a new study in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine. Dr. Mustanski’s study evaluates the evaluating the effectiveness of Keep It Up!, an interactive online HIV prevention intervention tailored to racially and ethnically diverse young men who have sex with men (YMSM).

The study shows that Keep It Up! is significantly more effective than non-tailored online HIV prevention programs in reducing the incidence of sexually transmitted infections (STIs), and also results in a decrease in the practice of condomless anal sex.  It is the first online program proven to reduce sexually transmitted infections.

Dr. Mustanski is Co-Director of the Third Coast Center for AIDS Research (CFAR), tenured Professor of Medical Social Sciences at Northwestern University, Director of the Institute for Sexual and Gender Minority Health and Wellbeing, and Co-Director of the Center for Prevention Implementation Methodology for Drug Abuse and HIV. The majority of his research focuses on the health and development of LGBT youth and the application of new media and technology to sexual health promotion and HIV prevention with young men.

You can learn more about the online program here.