Posts Tagged ‘MSM’

Focus Group: MSM Hispanos y Latinos

Friday, May 10th, 2019

Spanish MSM Focus Group

Crystal Meth, MSM & HIV – Training

Tuesday, January 23rd, 2018

Crystal Meth use continues to be a major health threat to MSM in New York State. This 2-day course will increase knowledge of crystal meth use among MSM, describe how use impacts risk for HIV infection, discuss harm reduction strategies as well as share a sample assessment tool. Relevant resources will also be discussed.

This course is CASAC/CPP/CPS approved for 13.0 Credit Hours
April 12 & 13, 2018
9AM – 5PM
Hudson Valley Community Services, Inc.
40 Saw Mill River Road Hawthorne, NY 10532

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HIV Crisis Among Hispanic MSM

Monday, February 29th, 2016

The HIV Crisis Among Hispanic MSM

The Latino Commission on AIDS and the Hispanic Health Network just released this infographic on the HIV crisis among Hispanic/Latino men. This comes on the heels of the CDC’s recent release of a study which says that 1 in 4 Hispanic MSM (men who have sex with men) are estimated to be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime.

“While Latinos are 17% of the US population, they accounted for 24% of all HIV infections in 2014. In 2014, every 54 minutes a Latino MSM was diagnosed with HIV in the United States and US territories.” Read more here.

Supporting Sexual Health Among Young MSM of Color

Tuesday, September 10th, 2013

This one-day training will explore the social factors that impact sexual and substance use behaviors among young men who have sex with men (MSM) of color. Health and human services provider will examine how these factors contribute to high rates of sexual and substance use risk behaviors among HIV positive and HIV negative MSM of color.

Prerequisite: Although there is no prerequisite for this course, it is strongly recommended that participants have previous knowledge or training on basic HIV/AIDS information.

Audience: All health and human service providers.

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ARCS Prevention Specialist to Receive Health Commissioner's Award

Thursday, November 17th, 2011

Yesterday, ARCS was informed by the New York State Department of Health AIDS Institute that Paul Moccio, CHAPS Prevention Specialist, will receive the NYSDOH AIDS Institute’s Commissioner’s Award for his efforts in HIV/AIDS prevention and education among youth. Paul will receive this award on November 30, 2011 in Albany, NY. We are very proud of Paul’s work over the past few years, and feel this award is very deserved. Congratulations, Paul!

For more about the CHAPS program, read this.

National HIV Testing Day is Monday, June 27th!

Thursday, June 2nd, 2011

National HIV Testing DayIt’s almost here: June 27, 2011, the seventeenth National HIV Testing Day (NHTD), weeks after the thirtieth anniversary of the CDC’s announcement of a strange new disease syndrome. We know it now as AIDS and the virus that causes it as HIV.

NAPWA founded National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) in 1995 in response to the HIV epidemic’s steady growth – especially in marginalized communities like people of color and men who have but also in middle-income neighborhoods where people thought, “it doesn’t happen here.” All Americans need to know they should Take the Test, Take Control, at least once a year. And we should also know that people with HIV who are in treatment with HAART drugs are significantly less at risk for passing their virus on the others than people with HIV who are not in treatment. Test-and-treat is not the whole answer to ending the epidemic, but it’s an indispensable first step.

ARCS is participating in Nationial HIV Testing Day with these events:

Orange County:

ARCS’ Project Reach Out is collaborating with a number of Newburgh-based agencies for a National HIV Testing Day event from 10:00 am to 4:00 pm at the corner of Johnston St. and Broadway, outside the Newburgh Ministry. FREE food, FREE fun, and FREE HIV testing. As always, HIV tests are confidential and the results are available in 20 minutes. Hosted by Project Outreach, Planned Parenthood, the Stephen Saunders Residence, TEAM Newburgh, Newburgh Ministry, H.O.N.O.R. ehg, OraSure, Hudson Health Plan and Fidelis. For more information, call Kristina at (845) 522-5756.

Sullivan County:

ARCS is collaborating with the Sullivan AIDS Task Force to create an HIV testing event on Tuesday, June 28th. More details to follow, or call Ginny at (845) 791-8871 ext 15.

Westchester County:

ARCS’ CHAPS program for young men is hosting an HIV Testing Event and Movie Night on June 27th at the MOSAIC Center, 137 South 4th Avenue in Mount Vernon! CHAPS focuses on young minority men who have sex with men but all are welcome to attend this event. See the full schedule below.

10:00am – 11:30 am – Testing available; light breakfast.

11:30am – 3:00 pm – Testing continues; healthy snacks will be served such as granola, fruit snacks, trail mix, etc.

5:00pm – 7:30 pm– Dinner and a Movie. Check back here to find out which DVD the group will be watching!

For more information, please call Santo at (914) 699-1025 ext 103.