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National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2013 Google+ Hangout On Air

By Lamont Scales, MA, Coordinator for Gay, Bisexual, and Other MSM Activities, Office of Health Equity, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) will host a Google+ Hangout On Air in recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NGMHAAD) on September 25, from 2-3 p.m. ET. Entitled Innovative HIV Prevention Activities for Gay and Bisexual Men, the event topics will include: A new HIV testing strategy for gay couples called Testing Together, the benefits of HIV PrEP usage for men who have sex with men (MSM), and a national campaign that encourages HIV testing and addresses HIV stigma among Latino/Hispanic MSM.

Please RSVP for the live event at the Google+ event page. The event can be viewed on the Google+ event page or on CDC’s YouTube channel. There is no need for special equipment or a Google+ account. Internet access is all you need.

CDC is accepting questions to be addressed in this Hangout On Air. Tweet your questions to @CDC_HIVAIDS using the hashtag #NGMHAAD before Sept. 18

Speakers will be from CDC, academia and the community, including:

  • Wayne A. Duffus, MD, PhD, Associate Director for Health Equity, CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS Viral Hepatitis, STD and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP)
Testing Together (Couples HIV Testing and Counseling)
  • Rashad Burgess, MA, Branch Chief, Capacity Building Branch, DHAP, NCHHSTP, CDC
  • Rob Stephenson, PhD, MSc, Associate Professor, Hubert Department of Global Health, Emory University
What Every Gay Man Should Know About PrEP
  • Dawn K. Smith, MD, MS, MPH, Biomedical Interventions Activity Lead, DHAP, NCHHSTP, CDC
  • Jim Pickett, Director of Prevention Advocacy and Gay Men’s Health, AIDS Foundation of Chicago
Reasons/Razones (National HIV Prevention Campaign for Hispanic/Latino Gay Men)
  • Alberto Santana, MS, Campaign Manager, DHAP, NCHHSTP, CDC
  • Miguel Chion, MD, MPH, Associate Director, Education-Capacity Building Assistance AIDS Project Los Angeles

For more information, go to the Google+ event page

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