Altarum Institute creates systems-based solutions that support the sexual health and wellbeing of all people throughout their lifetime.
Our team strategically plans, develops, implements, and evaluates HIV, sexually transmitted infection, viral hepatitis, and family planning programs that address sexual health and serve diverse age groups and communities.
Altarum is creating new stories about sexual health and HIV/AIDS, stories based in a systems approach where effective programs reach people with messages of respect, responsibility, prevention, and treatment.
Gen X & Millennials Speak Out: HIV Across the Generations
“’You’re positive.’ Those were the first words I heard when I found out I had HIV. It was 1990. I was 22 years old.” – Antigone Dempsey
According to the CDC, an estimated 9,961 youth were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States in 2013, representing 21% of an estimated 47,352 people diagnosed during that year. Eighty-one percent (8,053) of these diagnoses occurred in those aged 20 to 24, the highest number of HIV diagnoses of any age group”. What can we learn by opening a dialogue between Generation X and Millennials? Are the feelings of hope, disillusion, fear, and self-doubt the same for both groups?
Altarum Institute is joining with Advocates for Youth to host an ongoing dialogue across the generations. This is a way for early advocates to share how they survive and thrive with HIV, and for HIV-positive Millennials and their allies to voice their experiences with today’s technologies and challenges. Listen in and read more here or here.
Altarum resources on sexual health:
- HIV/AIDS and Sexual Health at Altarum Institute
- Sounding the Alarm on a Silent Epidemic: Federal HIV/STD Advisory Group Adopts Viral Hepatitis as Priority
- An AIDS-Free Generation: Hope from the XIX International AIDS Conference
Sexual health resources:
For further information, please contact:
Antigone Hodgins Dempsey, MEd
Community Health Systems
Director, Center for HIV and Sexual Health
2000 M Street, NW Suite 400
Washington DC 20036