SOURCE: Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH

October 23, 2014 18:05 ET

Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH Releases Infographic on PrEP

Dr. Perry Halkitis, Director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies Addresses How PrEP Is Making an Impact on HIV in Young Gay and Bisexual Men in His Latest Infographic

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Oct 23, 2014) - Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH recently released an infographic that discusses the facts of PrEP, those who are most affected, the advances and the future. His goal is to educate the community about Pre-exposure Prophylaxis, which is also referred to as PrEP, and the impact it has on gay and bisexual men.

Approximately 2 to 5% of the population are gay and bisexual men. However gay and bisexual men represent 50% of all those living with HIV in the U.S., and 60% of those were infected in the year 2010. Those who are most affected are Hispanic men, black men, gay men and bisexual men. The HIV epidemic has affected the lives of up to three generations of gay and bisexual men in the United States. Gay and bisexual men experience a disproportionate burden of the epidemic, representing a health disparity.

The past three decades the only source of prevention had been using a condom. Today, when properly dosed the use of Truvada (a medication used to treat HIV infection) has been proven to highly reduce the likelihood of acquiring HIV.

Dr. Perry N. Halkitis argues a three pronged approach that includes biomedical, behavioral and structural methods. To view the full infographic with more details and facts, please go to http://perrynhalkitis.com/how-prep-is-making-making-an-impact-on-hiv-in-young-gay-and-bisexual-men

About Dr. Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH

Dr. Perry N. Halkitis is a Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health, and Medicine at New York University. He also directs the center for Health, Identity, Behavior and Prevention Studies. Dr. Halkitis has authored several books including Methamphetamine Addiction, Biological Foundations, Psychological Factors, and Social Consequences (APA PRESS) and his newest book, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience (Oxford), a 2014 Lambda Literary award nominee, and recipient of the American Psychological Association Distinguished Book award in LGBT psychology. Dr. Halkitis also has presented extensively throughout the world to large academic and community audiences and is available for lectures and speaking series on all subjects in relation to HIV/AIDS prevention and treatment, and all aspects of gay men's health including substance use and mental health.

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