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

December 1, 2013


Kenneth Reed

Kenneth Reed

Access, Care and Resources for Health, New York City

I think, first and foremost, we need to be able to meet them where they are at. And by that, I mean, literally, go to where they are congregating, meeting them in the bars, the clubs, wherever their social network resides. That's number one.

Then, I would say, definitely offering things that are strategically targeting their needs, whatever's putting them at risk, making sure that our services can remedy those things, be a support to those issues that they're dealing with. Also, linking them to those supports that may be able to help with their cofactors of housing, drug addiction, even if it's family issues that they're having -- having some kind of support that can link them to the services that they need.

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