2NP: A New Narrative for young, Black gay men
There is a clear disparity between YBGM and other gay men in terms of their relatively lower HIV risk behavior yet higher rates of HIV infection. Research shows that social determinants (e.g., poverty, lack of education, undiagnosed HIV infection in sexual networks, high incidence of STI infection, and the lack of access or non-engagement in primary medical care) drive HIV infection among YBGM, but the resources necessary to develop programs to counter those determinants are scarce and may not exist under the new administration. There is an urgent need to develop a cultural narrative for YBGM that builds individual resilience and self-empowerment. Such a narrative should not lead YBGM to seek the power, privilege and patriarchy of straight black men or be white gay men with black faces.
Saturday, January 20th, 2018
Ron Simmons Consulting
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