GMHC Presents Save Our Sons

GMHC Presents Save Our Sons

GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplift the lives of all affected.

GMHC presents “S.O.S. (Save Our Sons): A community discussion on the rising rates of HIV infection among young gay men of color while prevention funding is shrinking”

Guest panelists:     Dominique Crisden, Community Health & Research, GMHC
Blayne Cutler, MD PhD, Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Department of Health & Mental Hygiene Shariff Gibbons, Outstanding Beautiful Brothers, GMHC Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, MPH, Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies, NYU
Durell Knights, Many Men, Many Voices, GMHC
Thomas Krever, Hetrick-Martin Institute
Carl Siciliano, Ali Forney Center

Guest moderator:  Mathew Rodriguez, TheBody.com

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) of all races remain the population most severely affected by HIV. MSM account for more than half (61%) of all new HIV infections in the U.S. each year, as well as nearly half (48%) of people living with HIV.  While CDC estimates that MSM account for just 4% of the US male population aged 13 and older, the rate of new HIV diagnoses among MSM in the US is more than 44 times that of other men and more than 40 times that of women.      Between 2006 and 2009, the number of new infections that occurred each year increased among young MSM – driven by an alarming 48% increase among young, black MSM 13 to 29 years old. MSM is the only risk group in the U.S. in which new HIV infections have been increasing since the early 1990s.  According to the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, MSM and people of color continue to be disproportionately affected by HIV.  Of all males newly diagnosed with HIV, 44% were black or Hispanic MSM. In 2009, for the first time, diagnoses among MSM ages 13-29 surpassed diagnoses among MSM ages 30 years and older. New HIV diagnoses among MSM ages 20-29 have increased since 2006. Young MSM account for a larger proportion of new HIV diagnoses among MSM of color than among white MSM.

About Gay Men’s Health Crisis GMHC is a not-for-profit, volunteer-supported and community-based organization committed to leading the fight against AIDS on a national platform. We provide prevention and care services to men, women and families that are living with, or affected by HIV/AIDS in New York City. We also advocate scientific, evidence-based public health solutions for hundreds of thousands worldwide. Our mission: GMHC fights to end the AIDS epidemic and uplifts the lives of all affected.

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GMHC Presents Save Our Sons
Event Category: Conferences
When: July 10, 2013
Time: 6:30pm - 8:00pm
Where: GMHC
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