“So Many Choices” — (warning NSFW)
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As it seems their site may be having some bandwidth issues, here’s the episode on YouTube.
Jim Key, Chief Public Affairs Officer at The Center, told me: “We’re blending digital, scripted entertainment—in the form of sexy gay ‘soap operas’—with online forums to stimulate discussions regarding real-world sexual situations many gay men face today. Traditional HIV prevention programs – social marketing campaigns, condom distribution, discussion groups, etc. – just aren’t as effective at reaching young gay men. Fewer young gay guys are part of the ‘bar culture,’ so outreach efforts are more difficult than they used to be and even fewer are interested in coming to discussion groups intended to promote safer sex. Most young gay men are, however, online frequently and enjoy online video, so we intend to reach them ‘where they are.’ We think this is especially important given some recent alarming stats regarding the HIV infection rate among gay youth. New York City health officials recently reported that new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men, under the age of 30, rose 32% between 2001 and 2002.”
In the Moment [weholife.org]