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As HIV Prevention Money Shrinks, Who Will Save Young Gay Men of Color?

August 15, 2013

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Thomas Krever -- Executive Director, Hetrick-Martin Institute

Inspiring stories of people living with HIV.

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So, walk with me for a little bit. You ever go to a carnival, maybe Coney Island or wherever, and you see those games, the Whack-a-Mole? You get this big pole and you hit the mole and what happens? Where does the mole go? Right, two feet later, there's a mole. Hit the mole, where does the mole go? It kinda feels like this a little bit, about Whack-a-mole. It feels like an exercise in futility. My staff and I, we talk about the definition of insanity. It feels a little bit like that, like we're going to keep repeating and expecting different results. So, who really are the insane people here? The point is, going beyond the symptom and getting to the root.

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Reader Comments:

Comment by: Arnie (Chelsea) Sat., Aug. 17, 2013 at 10:33 am UTC
Does the GMHC actually advocate for people with HIV anymore, or has it shifted its efforts entirely to those who are "at risk"? The only things it seems to mentioned in conjunction with are prevention drives. It may want to change it's name, since the only gay men it seems to care about aren't actually experiencing a health crisis.
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