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MA Commission on LGBTQ Youth Ceremony

Fenway Staff Members Sworn in as Members of Mass. Commission for LGBTQ Youth

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Several staff members from Fenway Health and The Fenway Institute were sworn in by Governor Deval Patrick as members of the Massachusetts Commission for LGBTQ Youth at a February 12 statehouse ceremony.  The  Commission is an independent agency of the Commonwealth to recommend and advocate to all branches of state government effective policies, programs, and resources for LGBTQ youth to thrive. Current Fenway members of the Commission include: Coco Alinsug Miranda Balkin Sean Cahill, PhD Julian Dormitzer Jonathan Reveil Vilma Uribe Lawrence Vinson III Lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and questioning (LGBTQ) youth face higher rates of bullying and discrimination than 
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Fenway’s ATN Team

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Julian Dormitzer, RN, Anna Hidalgo, and Anya Taller, RN all contributed to this blog post. In 2011, Fenway Health became one of 19 sites within the Adolescent Trials Network (ATN).  The ATN is funded by the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to conduct HIV/AIDS research among young people between the ages of 12 to 24 years old.  As seen in the graph below, HIV prevention research is crucial among adolescents because this is where some of the highest incident rates of HIV infection are found. Young people in the US have high rates of HIV infection At Fenway, the ATN 
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Reducing Health Disparities in LGBTQ Youth Of Color

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The Fenway Institute’s new community-based participatory research study on Reducing Health Disparities in LGBTQ Youth of Color (YOC) has achieved significant progress throughout its first two funded quarters. Johannes Mosquera Wilson was hired as the study coordinator for this project, and much of his work thus far has centered on developing the Youth Community Advisory Board.  Johannes has collaborated with Anna Hidalgo, Jonathan Reveil, Beth Cohen, and Jessica Watson, members of the project teams for Adolescent Trials Network (ATN) and Connect to Protect (C2P), to recruit, train, and facilitate the Fenway Youth Community Advisory Board (YCAB). Together, we planned and 
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An Update on Connect-to-Protect (C2P)

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As part of our work in the Adolescent Medicine Trials Network for HIV/AIDS Interventions (ATN), The Fenway Institute is a site of the community-based research project Connect to Protect®: Building a Community-Based Infrastructure for HIV Prevention. The mission of C2P is to reduce HIV/AIDS rates among adolescents and young adults through collaborative efforts of communities and health researchers. C2P Boston launched in December, 2011 and completed its strategic planning process during the summer of 2012.  The mission of C2P Boston is: to identify, develop, and catalyze prevention strategies that will reduce HIV infection rates among young men who have sex 
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World AIDS Day 2012: HIV/AIDS and Youth

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In advance of World AIDS Day, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has released a new Vital Signs report on HIV among young Americans. This analysis of the latest data on HIV infections, testing, and risk behaviors among young people serves as a stark reminder that over three decades since it’s onset, HIV/AIDS continues to impact our communities. Young people ages 13–24 account for more than a quarter of all new HIV infections each year. Among those most affected are young gay and bisexual men, who in 2010 represented more than 72% of new infections in this age 
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