Gay Men’s Health Crisis hosts a forum, Government Drug Policies and Their Effects On HIV and Our Communities. The morning discussion looks at the link between the current crystal methamphetamine epidemic and HIV transmission and the health of those living with HIV and AIDS, compares those to the impacts during the past two decades of crack, heroin, alcohol, and other drugs, and examines alternatives to the current responses from the federal and local governments.

The panel features Ethan Nadelmann, founder and executive director of the Drug Policy Alliance, the leading U.S. organization advocating fresh approaches that will replace the current war on drugs.

The discussion takes place Wednesday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to noon, at GMHC, 119 W. 24th Street, in the Paul A. Kaplan Training & Education Center, room 405.

The event is free and open to the general public, but seating is limited. For more information, please call 212 367 1016 or e-mail

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