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How to Meet the HIV Prevention Needs of Young Gay Men of Color?

December 1, 2013


Jasan Ward

Jasan Ward

MOCHA Center, Rochester, N.Y.

In order to create and implement effective HIV prevention interventions, programs and services for young gay men of color, they need to systematically address the issues of homelessness, unemployment, education, mental health, stigma, gender identity, sexual orientation, sexual health, homophobia, and substance abuse. If our young gay men of color are not stable, where they don't feel healthy, happy, and whole on all levels that impact their lives, how can we expect them to care about their HIV status, let alone whether their sexual behaviors may impact the HIV status of another person!

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