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A Gay Disease?

The L.A. Gay & Lesbian Center has recently embarked on a new campaign in hopes of increasing awareness about HIV and AIDS among gay and homosexual men who account for about 75% of HIV cases in L.A. County. But the controversial ads which starkly state "HIV is a gay disease," have run into criticism from other organizations which contend that the campaign will harm efforts to increase awareness among other high-risk communities. * Darrel Cummings, Spokesman and Chief of Staff, L.A. Gay and Lesbian Center * Cynthia Davis, Assistant Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at Charles R. Drew University of Medicine and Science and Program director of the Drew University HIV/AIDS education and outreach projects. * Ben Perkins, Director of Gay Men's Health at the AIDS Action Committee of Massachusetts