COLUMBUS, Ohio — A new public health campaign in Columbus, Ohio, is attracting attention for its ads promoting sexual health among young gay men.
The “Take Care Down There” campaign billboards and print ads feature shirtless men with arrows pointing below their waistlines.
Makeda Porter, the prevention-services manager at Columbus Public Health told LGBTQ Nationthat Columbus health officials anticipate that their message — “essentially, take good care of yourself — will be perceived as straightforward without being preachy.”
According to Porter, over a period of a few months, she and her colleagues met with several focus groups, concentrating on young men in general and young black men in particular.
In a report published last August by the Centers for Disease Control, the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States was at approximately 50,000 new infections each year between 2006 and 2009.
The CDC’s first multi-year estimates from its national HIV incidence surveillance find that overall, the annual number of new HIV infections in the United States was relatively stable at approximately 50,000 new infections each year between 2006 and 2009.
However, HIV infections increased among young men who have sex with men (MSM) between 2006 and 2009, driven by alarming increases among young, black MSM – the only sub-population to experience a sustained increase during the time period. MORE
Very interesting read. The gay locker room is a jungle of inappropriate behavior. I will let this issue rest for now, because I could write a very large girthy book on the subject.
A 29-year-old man was arrested Friday evening in the locker room of gay-popular LA Fitness in Ansley Mall for allegedly masturbating and humping a gym-goer in the bathroom.
Edwin Troy Causey (top photo) was arrested in the locker room and charged with public indecency and simple battery. He remains in the Fulton County Jail on $1,500 bond, according to jail records.
Charlie Stadtlander (second photo), an LGBT activist and former candidate for the Atlanta City Council and Board of Education, said he spotted Causey in the restroom of the gym when he entered at the end of his workout a little after 7 p.m. on Friday. He noticed some movement by Causey in his peripheral vision and turned to find him allegedly masturbating, Stadtlander says. Continue reading
We need to properly introduce Dr George Forgan-Smith from the Health Bear Website. Dr George is a family doctor based in Melbourne Australia.
“Trained in Brisbane Queensland, I have a strong interest in male health, mental health and health promotion. Three times a year I get to take part in Camp Quality, a charity for children living with cancer, where I am one of the doctors, companions and medical advisors.
I enjoy writing and teaching and I hope that this website may help to inspire other men to move towards health is all aspects of their life.
I’m an active member of the bear community, so feel free to say gidday if you see me out at about .
Currently I work three days a week in Melbourne and is more then happy to offer consultations on all issues of male health including weight loss, mental health, sexual health or even just a offering a sounding board if you have any concerns or worries about aspects of your life. “Dr George
Accidental Bear Website teams up for the second time with Dr George Forgan-Smith to answer some health questions, focusing on men’s health issues, but touching base on all. No question to small, no questions to big!
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