Sirius XM and Greater Than AIDS Launch Show on AIDS in Gay America
The premiere of “SpeakOUT: Real Talk About AIDS in Gay America,” a new radio show encouraging honest and challenging dialogue about HIV/AIDS, airs March 17 from 9-11 AM EST on Sirius XM OutQ.
The SpeakOUT quarterly show is a new partnership between Sirius XM OutQ, the satellite radio company’s gay and lesbian community channel, and Greater Than AIDS. SpeakOUT will encourage gay and bisexual men to voice their opinions on the factors that drive the epidemic in the gay community–like stigma, denial, substance abuse and misinformation.
The first installment focuses on relationships and HIV, tackling such issues as how to ask a partner to get tested and use condoms, and how to disclose your status to a new partner. It will also explore the effects GrindR and other popular social networking sites have on HIV/AIDS among gay men.
Co-hosts Dr. Frank Spinelli, author of The Advocate Guide to Gay Men’s Health and Wellness and Clinical Director of HIV Services at New York City’s Cabrini Medical Center, and Larry Flick, host of OutQ’s The Morning Jolt, both pictured above, will lead the conversation.
Guests include Greater Than AIDS representatives Marteniz Brown and Larry Hammack, both gay men who have personal stories connected to the HIV epidemic, and Dr. Mary Ann Chiasson, a professor at Columbia University’s Mailman School of Public Health who is currently researching the relationship between the Internet and high-risk sexual behavior among gay and bi men.