Center Director Vickie Mays contributed to the New York Times’ recent debate on how public health officials can fight the spread of H.I.V. among young gay black men.
In Dr. Mays’ piece, Let’s Start With Sex Ed, she writes, “We have failed to incorporate sex education into health education, because we have stretched the right to sexual privacy to mean sexual education is not a public concern.” Read the full op-ed here. The piece was republished by the Black AIDS Institute, an organization working to stop the AIDS pandemic in Black communities by engaging and mobilizing Black institutions and individuals in efforts to confront HIV. The op-ed was also highlighted in the University of California UC Health newsletter’s edition for the week of August 7, 2011. payday loan