Did You Know...
Every 10 minutes, someone in the United States is infected with HIV. A preventive vaccine against HIV offers the best long-term hope to end this worldwide epidemic. Finding a safe and effective HIV vaccine that will protect people is a huge task. It cannot be done without your help. For information about HIV vaccine trials and volunteering, go to www.hopetakesaction.org and www.hvtn.org/legacy/
Be The Generation Bridge Project
Us Helping Us, People Into Living, Inc., (UHU) is a partner in the Be The Generation Bridge Project. Given the disproportionate rate of HIV infection among Black gay men, it is imperative for Black gay and Same-Gender-Loving men to be aware of biomedical HIV prevention research, and become involved in clinical trials for biomedical prevention and vaccine research.
In summary, UHU’s objectives for the project are: a) To provide education/updates and training sessions about biomedical prevention research to its staff, volunteers and/or clients; b) To train “opinion leaders” who will disseminate biomedical prevention research information through conversations with other members of their social networks; c) To sponsor public events that focus on PrEP or treatment as prevention; and d) To train 10 young Black gay men in viral media production to produce and disseminate viral video messages about PrEP, treatment as prevention and clinical trial awareness.
For more information about HIV vaccine research and other biomedical HIV prevention strategies, how you can support these efforts, and the ongoing commitment of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), visit their website: Be-The-Generation.