The MASAI Project (Men Acting with Strength and Initiative)
The MASAI Study was a qualitative research project that aimed to build a theoretical framework for the structural and cultural context of sexuality and HIV among 60 HIV- and HIV+ bisexually active Black men in the San Francisco Bay Area. A one-time qualitative interview asked about sexual identity and practices, HIV risk, disclosure, and incarceration.
Preliminary findings were presented in two presentations at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association. Read the abstracts below:
- The MASAI Project: Developing Ethnographic and Field Approaches to the Recruitment of Bisexually Active African American Men
Findings were also presented in two presentations at the 2012 Annual Meeting of the American Public Health Association:
- Relationship Context of HIV Prevention among Bisexually Active Black Men
- Negotiating Masculinity: Sex and Incarceration among HIV- and HIV+ Bisexually Active Black Men
Data analysis focused on masculinity, relationships with female partners, incarceration, and the structural context of HIV vulnerability.
Affiliated Project Staff
- Debra Allen
- Bill Stewuart
- Sean Saifa Wall