Addressing PrEP Disparities among Young Gay & Bisexual Men in CA
(CA HIV/AIDS Research Program)
Young gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (YMSM), particularly black and Latino YMSM, are at highest risk for HIV in California and across the United States. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention estimates that if current rates persist, half of all black—and a quarter of all Latino—gay and bisexual men could be infected with HIV in their lifetimes. Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) is a highly effective HIV prevention intervention that could drastically reduce the number of new HIV infections among YMSM. PrEP uses a well-established antiretroviral medication, Truvada, to block HIV infection in at-risk HIV-negative individuals. When taken as prescribed, Truvada is proven to be over 90 percent effective at preventing HIV.
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Sacramento News & Review Article On Racism In The Fight Against HIV/AIDS Reflects GRS' Leadership In the Field Of Culturally Competent Outreach And Support Programs
Clarmundo Sullivan, the Founder and Executive Director of Golden Rule Services, was featured in an article by Sacramento News And Review regarding the continuing rise of HIV infections among African American and Hispanic men. Golden Rule Services conducts outreach and education activities at local venues where People Of Color are likely to congregate socially. According to Sullivan, providing HIV testing and information at places like concerts, churches and bars permits at-risk populations to be tested in low-stress environments. READ FULL STORY
"Doing It" is a new HIV testing and prevention campaign designed to motivate all adults to get tested for HIV and know their status.