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

  • 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 male or transgender male/gender non-conforming individuals who have sex with men, ages 18 to 45. The program particularly works with individuals 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 a program for Black and Latinx gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, ages 18-28, and who are living with HIV. The program includes individual counseling and linkages to care services, and distribution and promotion of safer sex kits.

Prevention Programs

  • 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)  is a program for Latinx gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, ages 18 and older, that focuses on HIV prevention including Peer-led storytelling, distribution and promotion of safer sex kits, linkages to HIV and STI testing, and PrEP and PEP services. The program is offered in both 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”) works with Black and Latinx gay and bisexual men, and other men who have sex with men, ages 18 to 29, and provides peer leadership training so that these men can connect with their friends on self-worth, distribution and promotion of safer sex kits, prevention messaging through social media.

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.

You can complete the secure and confidential form on this page or call 212-367-1057. Due to COVID-19, staff are providing remote intake services by phone for people who wish to become a GMHC client and access services. Staff will assess your needs and make referrals to programs and services provided by GMHC and/or our partners throughout New York City.

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.