Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NYC Forum next Weds: WHAT IS THE MESSAGE?! A community discussion on HIV prevention campaigns targeting gay and bisexual men

[check out IRMA's blog post on the controversial and problematic ad campaign released by the NYC department of public health recently]

6:30 pm to 8:00 pm
GMHC - The Tisch Building
119 West 24th Street – 12th floor
(between 6th and 7th Avenues NYC)

Guest panelists include:

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., Deputy Editor, POZ; Editor-in-Chief, Tu Salud

Jacoby Johnson, Managing Director - Black Men’s Initiative, Harlem United

Les Pappas, President & Creative Director, Better World Advertising

Tokes Osubu, Executive Director, Gay Men of African Descent (GMAD)

Daniel Siconolfi, MPH, Project Director - Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS)

Monica Sweeney, MD, MPH, Assistant Commissioner – HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control, NYC Department of Health and Mental Hygiene

Guest moderator: Sean Cahill, PhD, Managing Director - Public Policy, Research & Community Health, GMHC

Topics to be discussed include:

  • What are effective HIV prevention messages that reach gay and bisexual men?
  • Do scare tactics work?
  • How should AIDS service organizations and government agencies involve community in the development of campaigns

The discussion is free and open to the general public. Please bring your ideas for future HIV prevention campaigns.

For more information, please call (212) 367-1016 or write to

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