Coles Science Salon in Honor of World AIDS Day

Monday, Dec. 1st @ 5pm (please RSVP, see below)

“HIV Prevention Reconsidered for a New Generation of Young Gay and Bisexual Men: Preliminary Findings from Project Desire”
by Perry Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., Robert Moeller, Ed.M., and Daniel Siconolfi, M.P.H.
Center for Health, Identity, Behavior & Prevention Studies (CHIBPS), NYU

DATE: Monday, December 1, 2008
TIME: 5-6pm
PLACE: Avery Room, 2nd Floor, Bobst Library

***RSVP Required***
Go here: http://tinyurl.com/salon-rsvp

Refreshments will be served.

Project Desire, in collaboration with the New York City Department of Health & Mental Hygiene, is a mixed-methods investigation to better understand the recent increase in HIV incidence in young men who have sex with men (YMSM) in New York City. We also seek to develop and test HIV prevention messages tailored to this population. Project Desire will 1) document the patterns of sexual risk-taking behavior in a racially and ethnically diverse sample of YMSM in NYC, 2) develop a qualitative understanding of sexual-risk-taking in this population, and 3) determine the effectiveness of HIV prevention messages as well as the needs of YMSM with regard to prevention messaging.

For more info on Project Desire, please see the NYU Today article: http://www.nyu.edu/nyutoday/article/1505

Get Coles Science Center updates and info on its blog: http://blogs.nyu.edu/library/colessciencecenter/

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