HRC Statement on the Launch of CDC’s New Start Talking. Stop HIV. Campaign

by Ianthe Metzger

WASHINGTON – Today the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) launched Start Talking, Stop HIV, a new national HIV prevention campaign encouraging gay and bisexual men to talk openly and honestly about HIV.

“It's time to turn the volume up on HIV prevention. The virus is disproportionately affecting gay and bisexual men and transgender women  -- particularly in communities of color," said Jeff Krehely, HRC's Vice President & Chief Foundation Officer.  

He added, "We commend the CDC for launching this campaign and look forward to working with them and others to raise awareness about HIV prevention and treatment and to end the stigma fueling this epidemic." 

HRC has long been involved in the fight to end the HIV/AIDS epidemic, particularly in the federal policy arena. With the creation of the Health & Aging Program last year, HRC is intensifying its efforts and engaging the public and the LGBT community around HIV/AIDS prevention, treatment and efforts to reduce stigma.


The Human Rights Campaign is America’s largest civil rights organization working to achieve lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender equality. By inspiring and engaging all Americans, HRC strives to end discrimination against LGBT citizens and realize a nation that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all.


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