The New Jersey HIV Planning Group’s (NJHPG) Gay Men’s Committee presents the 4th Annual Gay Men’s Awareness health summit conference.
This day is in recognition of National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day, originally created in 2008 to recognize the disproportionate impact of the epidemic on gay men. The NJHPG has created this event to educate the gay community, as well as the providers who work with them, on unique issues and barriers which impact both HIV care and prevention throughout NJ.
Thursday September 28, 2017
9:00 AM – 3:00 PM
Rutgers University Cook Campus Center
59 Biel Road
New Brunswick, NJ 08901
Free: Admission · On site parking · Breakfast · Lunch
The focus of the workshops provided for this year’s National Gay Men’s HIV Awareness Day are created for both New Jersey’s gay community as well as the HIV prevention & care providers who serve them.
NJHPG is concerned about all New Jerseyans infected and/or affected by HIV/AIDS. The current HIV/AIDS pattern in New Jersey suggests that infection rates disproportionately affect African American and Latino men and women, and white men who have sex with men. In addition, NJHPG is especially committed to persons living with HIV/AIDS and youth, since many are not yet patterned.
The NJHPG is a collaborative formed by the New Jersey Department of Health, Division of HIV, STD, and TB Services that combines HIV care, treatment and prevention efforts in order to make the best use all resources while improving efficiency and effectiveness in planning in the state of New Jersey.
The Gay Men’s Committee, a subgroup of the NJHPG, has organized this event to bring awareness and discussion to issues that impact the gay men’s community in regards to HIV prevention and care.
Public participation and input is welcomed at NJHPG Main Meetings and at HIV/AIDS Issues Committee Meetings, both of which are held monthly.