Open Letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on 2013 MMWR Report On HIV Testing and Risk of US Gay, Bisexual and other MSM (2014)

Letters and Other Advocacy Documents


The HIV Prevention Justice Alliance (HIV PJA) and AIDS Foundation of Chicago released this open letter to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in response to a 2013 report in the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) that focused on gay, bisexual and other MSM (men who have sex with men) in the United States.

The letter, endorsed by more than 75 organizations, urges the CDC to reduce its own risk of misleading depictions of Gay/Bi/MSM sexuality, HIV prevention practices, and gender identity. Focused on CDC's 2013 MMWR Report on HIV Testing and Risk of US Gay, Bisexual and other MSM, this letter calls for CDC to re-evaluate its language, methods and recommendations in order to support health and resiliency.

For more information on the MMWR Report, click here. (http://www.cdc.gov/media/releases/2013/p1127-World-HIV-AIDS-day.html)