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When We Talk About HIV, Who Are We Not Talking About Enough?

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Alan McCord

Alan McCord

Project Inform, San Francisco

I think we need to look at where the epidemic is the most pronounced; and young men of color are certainly at the top of the list, with African-American youth and Latino youth bearing the burden of infections, especially in the U.S. South and in larger cities all over the country.

I think we really need to focus an awful lot of energy in those communities. We also need to revisit talking about HIV prevention in men who are 50 years of age and older. I think that condom fatigue is an issue, not only for younger, but especially for older MSM, and I think that's something that's not talked about enough. There are opportunities to talk about pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, and other messaging along the way to help prevent HIV.




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