Unequal Treatment: Meyer IH. The expression of hyper-masculinity among Black men has also been associated with community and peer acceptance as well as fortification of self-image and self-esteem [ 29 ]. Understanding the stark differences in lifetime HIV risk is not always easy. But did I really know what I was doing? Learning Opportunities Want to stay abreast of changes in prevention, care, treatment or research or other public health arenas that affect our collective response to the HIV epidemic?