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How GMHC's Latex Ball Has Been Promoting LGBTQ+ Health for 30 Years

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Hetrick-Martin Institute in New York — which to this day still provides comprehensive services for LGBTQ+ youth — I would not have known about the medical care I was able to receive from the Montefiore Medical Center’s Adolescent AIDS Program in the Bronx.

I will always be grateful to Dr. Donna Futterman, who led the then-new focus on HIV and adolescents for decades until she recently retired.

She probably saved my life.I was 16 when I began working in the field of HIV peer education by volunteering to talk to LGBTQ+ youth hanging out at the piers in the West Village.

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