Presented by Todd Heywood

Monday, October 28th at 4:00 p.m., 2266 Kirkhof Center

Participants will be presented with epidemiology as well as biological realities for the HIV epidemic's continued gallop through the men who have sex with men (MSM) communities (gay, bisexual and queer men as well as transgender women).This information then serves as the introduction to a series of well-established, but mostly unknown, risk reduction techniques which will help participants avoid HIV and other STI infections. The lecture will explicitly discuss barebacking and raw sex as healthy sexual choices for MSM communities and be presented in a sex positive context.

Connections to the Classroom

LIB 100/201 Approved

Learning Outcomes:

  • Understand the behavioral and cultural constructs, as well as biological realities as to why MSM communities are at higher risk for HIV infection.
  • Understand how current prevention messaging presents false assumptions and securities for people at risk of infection.
  • Be introduced to risk reduction techniques that are proven effective, but generally not discussed