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What Do We Need to Do to "Get to Zero"?

November 21, 2011

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Ernesto Dominguez

Ernesto Dominguez, Cascade AIDS Project, Portland, Ore.

I think one thing that we're really failing on is using the new media technologies -- social media, online Web sources, specifically tools like Facebook, Twitter, YouTube -- it's the tools that our next generations and our youth are using. And if we're not there, if we're not engaging these new communities, how can we get them the information they need before they are sexually active, before they start to make these decisions? Provide them all that information so that when they do get to the point of wanting to have sex, or wanting to experiment with their bodies or feel someone else's presence, that they know how to do it safely, and how to do it healthily, and how to talk to a doctor?

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