SOURCE: Author Perry Halkitis

Author Perry Halkitis

June 28, 2014 10:56 ET

The AIDS Generation Selected as 2014 Division 44 Book Award

Division 44 Recognizes Dr. Perry Halkitis' Book The AIDS Generation as a Distinguished Contribution to the Field of LGBT Psychology

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Jun 28, 2014) - Perry N. Halkitis, Author of The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience, received the 2014 Division 44 distinguished book award. This award acknowledges Dr. Halkitis as an exceptional contributor to the field of LGBT psychology.

The Division 44 Book Award is awarded to an individual who has made a profound contribution to the field of LGBT psychology. The awarded author is recognized as having highly valuable contributions that integrate both research and practice. The book must enhance the advancement of science, practice, and policy on LGBT issues in psychology.

In the 1980s, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was a formative experience of fear, hardship, and loss for young gay men in the U.S. For the men who were diagnosed before 1996, they suffered an exceptionally high rate of mortality. "The survivors, both the infected individuals and those close to them, represent the bravest generation in American history." - Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH

Through interviews conducted by Perry N. Halkitis, The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience narrates the stories of gay men who have suffered HIV/AIDS for the entirety of their adult lives. The book documents and delineates the strategies and behaviors of these men, and examines the extent to which these approaches to survival inform readers on resilience and health.

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

Perry N. Halkitis, Ph.D., M.S., MPH is a Professor of Applied Psychology, Global Public Health and Medicine at New York University. He also directs the Center for Health, Identity, and Behavior & Prevention Studies. Dr. Halkitis is a highly funded researcher with enormous expertise in bio behavioral, psychological, and public health research. Dr. Halkitis also has presented extensively throughout the world to large academic and non-academic audiences, including on television and radio. He is available for interviews, lectures, and speaking series on all subjects relating to the health issues affecting gay men of all ages, including HIV/AIDS, substance use, and mental health. His latest book The AIDS Generation: Stories of Revival and Resilience, published in Fall 2013, was nominated for a Lambda Literary award.

To purchase The Aids Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience visit: http://www.amazon.com/The-AIDS-Generation-Survival-Resilience/dp/0199944970

For more information, visit Perry's website at: http://perrynhalkitis.com/

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