Annual Events

National African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and other Health Disparities

Out of the need to increase the dialogue between service providers around ending the spread of HIV/AIDS among African American gay men, NAESM created the African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS in 2000. Since its inception, we found a need for evolution to become more inclusive of other health disparities impacting gay men, including hepatitis C, prostate cancer and obesity thus The African American MSM Leadership Conference on HIV/AIDS and Other Health Disparities was branded. This conference is unique because it is the only conference with the sole focus on addressing the health and wellness of black gay men.

This four-day conference serves as an inclusive networking exchange for an excess of 400 national and local health professionals from a myriad of disciplines to present research and community defined evidence practices that demonstrate promising outcomes in the eradication of HIV/AIDS and other health disparities. The primary objectives of this conference are to identify public health challenges, related solutions and evidence gaps in health equity, improve health outcomes and develop an access network for initiating or expanding public health initiatives that incorporate the social determinants of health, Black gay men and social justice.

1st Annual Feed the Community Event