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

December 1, 2013


Marvell L. Terry, II

Marvell L. Terry, II

The Red Door Foundation / Young Black Gay Men's Leadership Initiative, Memphis, Tenn.

The needs of my community would be best addressed, I believe, by empowering my peers, young gay men of color, to take an active role in creating and sustaining prevention strategies. Therefore, that may be us grabbing a chair and sitting at the table when there was never an intention to include us in the beginning. We know our needs better than anyone else but always request the help of others to walk beside us; but we must become empowered to lead our own movement.

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