Young people ages 13-24 represent26% of new infections.

60% of new infections among youthoccur in African Americans.

About50,000 people get HIVevery year.

What is Project I Am?

Project I Am is an exciting new opportunity to impact the lives of young black men who have sex with men in the Greater Kansas City Metro Area.

Project I Am will engage these young men in meaningful conversations around safer sex; encourage them to take advantage of HIV counseling and testing services; and empower those men that are currently living with HIV to live meaningfully. Working alongside the community and service providers, Project I Am has the ability to redefine the lives of young black men who have sex men like never before.

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