September 1, 2010
Doc: HIV Prevention for Gay Youth Must Address Mental Health, Drug Use
HIV prevention programs for young gay men must also provide drug and mental health counseling, according to a column by Perry N. Halkitis, PhD, in Chelsea Now. Teaching safer-sex education is important, but so is addressing the physical and mental conditions gay men face. As Halkitis writes: “Caring about HIV is a good thing, but it cannot be the sole prerequisite needed to deliver HIV prevention services….” He lists other aspects, such as legalizing same-sex marriage, that will benefit HIV prevention efforts.
To read the Chelsea Now article, click here.
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