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Wednesday, April 17 • 9:00am - 10:30am
An Evolving Lens: Inclusive and Affirming Sexual Health

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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in 2015, gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are at an increased risk for contracting a sexually transmitted infection (STI), such as Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV). The CDC also states that in 2018, a quarter of transgender women and half of the Black transgender women are living with HIV. The 2017 Youth Risk Behavior Surveillance (YRBS) Survey shows these groups of individuals are placed at a higher risk due to engaging in riskier sexual behaviors and are faced with many health disparities. The Pride Center of Western New York is an organization where members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning, intersex, asexual+ (LGBTQIA+) community can go for STI screening and support. This poster presentation will showcase why it is important to consider sexual health from an LGBTQIA+ lens and not strictly a cisgender or heterosexual lens while highlighting the importance of early detection.

Wednesday April 17, 2019 9:00am - 10:30am
Lumsden Gym
  • Moderator Whitney Mendel