Illinois: Event Spotlights HIV/AIDS and Black Gay, Bisexual Youth
October 19, 2010
"Art of Protection," a Sept. 29 event sponsored by the Chicago Black Gay Men's Caucus (CBGMC), showcased the talents of youths from across the city who incorporated HIV/AIDS prevention messages into their art. Conceived to spotlight the spread of the virus among young black men who have sex with men, the event featured local spoken-word artists as well as a speed-dating session.
It is not enough "to just pass out condoms," said Stephen Armstead, chair of CBGMC's youth committee. "We need to let our youth express themselves because this epidemic is hitting them hard. They need to express their fight against HIV."
Windy City Times (Chicago)
10.06.2010; Mason Harrison
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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