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CDC's "Testing Makes Us Stronger" First Federal Campaign Focused on Gay Men

December 5, 2011

CDC recently launched a new public awareness and education campaign to encourage HIV testing among black men who have sex with men (MSM) ages 18-44. The new $2.4 million "Testing Makes Us Stronger" campaign is part of CDC's national "Act Against AIDS" testing and prevention initiative.

"This is the first time the federal government is focusing a national campaign on gay and bisexual men and to black gay and bisexual men," said Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention.

CDC worked closely with black MSM on the campaign, said Fenton. A key goal is to empower these men to be "safe, wiser and stronger," he said.

Testing Makes Us Stronger will include:

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Georgia Voice (Atlanta)
11.29.2011; Dyana Bagby




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