The work of Bilerico DC contributor Dan O'Neill is spotlight in the current issue of The Advocate. Dan is Chair of the HIV Working Group, a program of The DC Center focused on reducing HIV infections among GBT men.
I was to shocked to read the report out of Washington, D.C., suggesting that the number of AIDS cases there among African-American men is 12 times the national average and the rate of HIV infection is higher than in some parts of Western Africa. So you can imagine my pleasure when I first logged on to DCfukit.org, a community-based prevention program and website developed to stop the spread of HIV among D.C. men who have sex with men. What makes this website so special is its provocative approach to prevention. The creators have jettisoned the traditional clinical safe-sex language in favor of sex-positive talk and some steamy NSFW (read: not suitable for work) images while also providing some very useful information.
In addition to his amazing work educating GBT men about HIV, Dan is in his first year of medical school. Congratulations Dan and thanks for all you do.