men who have sex with men

Still Climbin' examines treatment disparities among HIV+ black men.

Still Climbin’ Study Explores HIV Treatment Disparities Among HIV+ Black Men

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Inequality in the healthcare system is a daily reality for many living with HIV or AIDS, and black men are among the hardest hit by this inequality. The Fenway Institute is partnering with Boston Children’s Hospital and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition on a study called “Still Climbin’: Addressing Discrimination and Mistrust Among Black Men Living with HIV.” The study, which is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, is developing and pilot testing a 9-week group intervention that will improve the coping responses of HIV-positive black men who have sex with men (MSM). “Black MSM living 
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STD Awareness Month is in April and coincides with a spike in gonorrhea among Boston men who have sex with men.

STD Awareness Month: The Clap, An Annoyance Or A Menace

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Greetings from Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute. It seems like many social topics have awareness days, weeks or months. Some of these may seem trivial (for example, Grilled Cheese Sandwich Day was Friday April 12, 2013), while others remind us of our community’s histories of struggle and triumph, and the lessons we should not forget (e.g., Black History Month, World AIDS Day, the Transgender Day of Remembrance, International Holocaust Remembrance Day, etc.). April is STD awareness month. And while not as laden with as much pain and triumph as the events mentioned above, there is something timely about it. 
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Health Advisory Update: New York City Meningitis Cases Among Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) Remain a Concern; Cases in Los Angeles County Not Connected

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This post was updated on April 23, 2013 The Boston Public Health Commission (BPHC) has issued a health alert in response to a recent outbreak of meningococcal meningitis among men who have sex with men (MSM) in the New York City area. In short, there were twelve cases of this potentially deadly disease among gay or bisexual men in 2012 in New York City, and there continue to be cases in 2013. Meningococcal meningitis is spread by close contact—this includes kissing and other sexual activity, but also sharing utensils or drinking glasses or cigarettes. There have been no cases of 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic

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In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we created this infographic that highlights some eye-opening facts about the impact HIV/AIDS has on black men who have sex with men. You can help raise awareness by sharing this infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Click the image below to view or download a high-res PDF. And don’t forget to: Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated. 
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HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects black men who have sex with men (MSM)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites. Black women account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide; but black men—especially those who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected. In 2010, black men represented almost one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States. Of those, 72% were 
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