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InCHIP Lecture Series Guest Speaker: Lisa Eaton, Ph.D.

Thursday, January 25, 2018
12:30pm – 1:30pm

Storrs Campus
J. Ray Ryan Building, Rm 14 or Rm 204

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Unpacking and Addressing Stigma: Interventions for HIV/STI Prevention among Black Gay/Bisexual Men

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that if current HIV diagnoses rates persist, about 1 in 2 Black gay men will be diagnosed with HIV their lifetime. In our work, we have consistently found that 35%-40% of Black gay/bisexual men are living with HIV. These findings demonstrate that the US HIV epidemic demands urgent attention. Stigma remains a strong barrier to accessing effective HIV treatment and prevention options, and therefore, contributes to the further spread of HIV. Understanding how stigma works and developing interventions that impact stigma must be prioritized. In my presentation, I will discuss how stigma unfolds and interferes with medical systems, and I will provide information on the development and testing of programs aimed at reducing stigma and improving health outcomes for Black gay men.

The specific room will be posted in the main InCHIP entranceway on the day of the lecture.

Round table discussion following lecture (2:00-3:00pm)


Human Development & Family Studies (primary)

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