The PALMS Project (PHMC)
The PALMS (Preventing AIDS through Live Movement and Sound) Project is a community-based HIV prevention program designed to reach adolescents and young adults at high risk for HIV infection. PALMS’ multi-session, group-level intervention is implemented on-site in partnership with youth-serving providers. Using a dynamic theater-based approach with trained peer actors, PALMS provides youth with HIV risk reduction education and strategies designed to increase their self-efficacy to practice safer sex behaviors. This program is supported by the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office (AACO) of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health.