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Building Defenses to Protect Youth From STI/HIV
According to the CDC in 2014, youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 22% of all new HIV diagnoses in the United States. Most of those occured among young gay and bisexual males. Young Black/African American and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual males are especially affected. Youth with HIV are the least likely of any age group to be linked to care. Addressing HIV in youth requires that we give youth the tools they need to reduce the risk, make healthy decisions, get treatment and care if needed, and communicate effectively with others. Let's talk with members of organizations fighting to build defenses to protect our youth.
Susan Peters Host 
Community Health Focus
Saturday February 11, 2017
WVON radio, 1690AM
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Join Susan Peters and her guests!
Matthew Richards, LCSW, AM, MDIV, 
Director of Programs,
University of Chicago Medicine
Gina Lamar, MPH, HIV Educator,
Co-Host of Monday Night MIngle



David D. Robertson,
South Side Help, Young MSM Project, and 
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