Perry Halkitis, professor of applied psychology and director of the Center for Health, Identity, Behavior, and Prevention Studies at NYU Steinhardt was recently invited to give a guest lecture at Ludwig-Maximilians University in Munich, Germany.
Entitled "Syndemic Production in Gay and Bisexual Men: Considerations of the Interplay of Mental Health Burden, Drug Abuse, and Sexual Risk-taking and the Interplay for a Paradigm Shift in HIV Prevention," Halkitis's lecture provided a comprehensive overview of current HIV statistics in the United States as well as a description of HIV prevention strategies in New York City.
Halkitis also provided details of a new research program, "Project Desire," funded by the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygeine, that investigates the alarming increase in HIV infection among young gay men in NYC (ages 13 -29).
To read more about "Project Desire", click here.
To watch the full video of Professor Halkitis's talk, click here.