SOURCE: AIDS Action Committee of Mass., Inc.

May 23, 2005 16:58 ET

Male Center: Pre-Opening Tour & Community Reception

BOSTON, MA -- (MARKET WIRE) -- May 23, 2005 --

WHO:      Rebecca Haag
          Executive Director, AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts, Inc.
                  And
          Benjamin D. Perkins, MA, MDiv.
          Director, The MALE Center, a program of AIDS Action Committee

WHAT:     Tour of and Community Reception at new Men's Action Life
          Empowerment (MALE) Center, a multicultural, intergenerational
          community resource center for gay, bisexual, queer, questioning
          and same-gender-loving men in Boston, which begins operating on
          June 8.

          A program of AIDS Action Committee (AAC), MALE Center is funded
          by The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and is
          one of Boston's most expansive and comprehensive HIV/AIDS
          prevention projects.

WHEN:     Tues., June 7, 2005, 5-7 p.m. (before Pridelights)

WHERE:    MALE Center
          571 Columbus Avenue
          (across the street from the Harriet Tubman House)
          Boston, MA  02118

WHY:      Boston has the greatest concentration in the state of people
          living with HIV/AIDS who know their HIV status, 30% of 14,811.
          Experts estimate that one third of the people living with HIV do
          not know their status, adding another 7,000-9,000 HIV positive
          people in Massachusetts who have yet to know their status.

          The MALE Center is dedicated to addressing the high incidence of
          HIV/AIDS in greater Boston's gay, bisexual and same-gender-loving
          men's communities. Men who have sex with men are best-served if
          they know how to make and keep themselves and their partners
          safe. The MALE Center team thinks it's worth conversation and
          empowering action.

Contact Information

  • RSVP, contact and interview/photo/film requests to:
    Diego Sanchez, AAC
    (ofc) 617.450.1524
    (mobile) 617.835.1455
    dsanchez@aac.org