Gay Men’s Health & Health Equity


NASTAD works to achieve optimal health outcomes for everyone, regardless of where they live or what they look like and intentionally deepen our understanding of the needs of our most vulnerable communities. To this end, we understand that our current best available evidence leads us to placing an intense focus on communities that bear the greatest burden of HIV and hepatitis, especially gay men/men who have sex with men (MSM). NASTAD has a long history of addressing the HIV and hepatitis epidemics among gay men of all races and ethnicities. This TA includes convening the annual Black Gay Men’s Technical Assistance Meeting; releasing recommendations for addressing public health stigma facing Black and Latino gay men; and facilitating the ongoing peer-to-peer TA within NASTAD’s Gay Men’s Health Equity Work Group. Collectively, all these efforts are aimed at assisting health departments in reducing new infections among gay men/MSM.