2014 Summit Concurrent Session - The Power of Partnerships to Reach Young Gay Men in the U.S.
Confronting the silence and stigma that surrounds HIV/AIDS among gay and bisexual men in the United States, the Speak Out public information campaign by Greater Than AIDS highlights the power of targeted partnerships to amplify responses to the epidemic in more-affected communities. The campaign comes at a critical time when new HIV infections are rising among gay men – and most quickly among young men in the U.S. – even as a national survey from the Kaiser Family Foundation finds that few gay men are talking about HIV with those closest to them. Not with friends, partners or even doctors. This session, designed by the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation, will showcase the potential for impact created by bringing together a broad array of public and private sector entities committed to increase knowledge, decrease stigma, and promote actions to stem the spread of the disease.
Moderator: Tina Hoff, Kaiser Family Foundation. Panelists: Jeff Krehely, Human Rights Campaign; Isaiah Webster, NASTAD; Jai Makhoka, Greater Than AIDS Ambassador; and Michael Kaplan, AIDS United.