The importance of HIV research in the Black gay community is often stated, but rarely framed through the lens of Black gay men themselves. While Black men who have sex with men (MSM) are disproportionately impacted by HIV in the United States, narratives of Black gay men combating the epidemic in their own communities through their extraordinary gifts and resiliency are often overlooked.
The Legacy Project, in collaboration with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), invites you to join an engaging and interactive conversation highlighting the efforts and motivations of Dr. Damian Denson, behavioral scientist within the Prevention Research Branch of the Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention at the CDC; and Dr. Errol Fields, Assistant Professor at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine.
Dr. Denson and Dr. Fields will be discussing their motivations and work in HIV research. They will highlight the importance of Black gay men’s involvement in all facets of HIV research, as well as the CDC’s role in ending the HIV epidemic in the Black gay community. In addition, Lamont Scales, Coordinator for Gay, Bisexual, and Other MSM Activities in the Office of Health Equity, Office of the Director, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, at the CDC will provide a CDC update on HIV in the Black community.
This webinar will feature an open panel discussion, offering attendees an opportunity to directly engage with our speakers. Bring your thoughts, questions, and ideas for an intimate conversation.
The webinar begins at 12:00 p.m. CST on Thursday, February 27, 2020.