Saving the Lives of the Men We Care About:
A Community Response to
Increase Engagement Along the Care Continuum 


Friday September 12, 2014 from 12:00 PM EST to 3:30 PM EST
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Jennease Hyatt, Region I
Angelica Ramirez, Region II

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services
Regional Resource Network Program 

On behalf of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Office of the Regional Health Administrator and the Regional Resource Network Program (RRNP) in Region I and II, we would like to invite you to join us to participate in a national webcast. This webcast is designed to provide a comprehensive review of the impact of HIV/AIDS among African American and Latino Men that Have Sex with Men (MSM) in the United States from the communities' perspective. We will use interactive panels to discuss the complex social, behavioral and other factors that attribute to higher rates of HIV infection; and examine promising solutions from community programs that have demonstrated progress in increasing HIV testing, linkage to care, and treatment adherence.

Webcast Objectives

  • Examine the current landscape of HIV/AIDS amongst African American and Latino MSM including incidence, current policies and resource allocation in the US;
  • Discuss the social, behavioral and cultural factors and lack of HIV prevention tool utilization that attribute to higher rates of HIV infection;
  • Review examples of effective community initiatives, strategies and interventions that have proven to increase engagement in HIV testing, linkage to care and care coordination;
  • Address challenges and identify promising practices to improve treatment adherence and attain viral suppression;
  • Discuss implications and outcomes of behavioral research and clinical trials.


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