Black People

How We Can Help

We serve Black people who are recently diagnosed with HIV or have been living with HIV for years. We also lead prevention programs for Black people who are HIV-negative. In addition to our comprehensive services, we offer programs tailored to the experiences and needs of Black people.

Programs for Black people living with HIV/AIDS

  • Thriving @ 50 and Beyond Group is a single-session group for individuals 50 years of age and older who are Black/African American and Latinx, of all gender identities and sexual expressions, and are living with HIV, with a focus on reducing social isolation, depression, and stigma.
  • Project Vogue is a program for Black men who have sex with men who are newly diagnosed with HIV, new to HIV care, not in care, not virally suppressed, and/or at risk for falling out of care, to ensure that they are linked and retained in HIV care.
  • CLEAR: Choosing Life: Empowerment! Action! Results! is an
    evidence-based, health promotion intervention for Black and Latinx youth and adults living with HIV/AIDS that uses one-on-one using cognitive behavioral techniques to change

Prevention Programs for HIV-negative Black People

  • The Clubhouse is a drop-in space for LGBTGNC youth of color and young adults, ages 16 to 29, to learn how to make healthier decisions in their lives and receive support in doing so.
  • PROMISE (Peers Reaching Out and Modeling Intervention Strategies) for HIP (High-Impact Prevention Strategies) focuses on young gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men who are ages 18 and older and are Black and Latinx. The program is offered in English and Spanish.
  • Together We Can is an HIV prevention program for heterosexually active women of color age 19 and older, living with HIV and very high risk, and HIV-negative in NYC, focusing on promoting health behaviors.
  • THE SOCIAL (“One convo at a time”) is an HIV prevention program for men of color who have sex with men between the ages of 18 and 29, to promote condom use and self-worth skills.
Most services require that you enroll as a client.

Black People

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, most of our services are designed to serve the needs of people who have tested positive for HIV. However, our prevention programs are open to Black people who are HIV negative.

Yes. Most of our services require you to be a client of GMHC. An intake specialist can discuss eligibility requirements with you.

The first step is to meet with an intake specialist. Walk-in appointments are available Tuesday-Thursday, 9:30 am-4:30 pm. Monday and Friday hours are by appointment only. You can make an appointment by calling 212-367-1057 or emailing

Yes, our services have different eligibility requirements. An intake specialist can help you understand requirements for our different services.



Melvin Bruce, MSW, director of community health, at or Ph. 212-367-1238.