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Helping Your Own
One of the most difficult stages of growing up is discovering sex. But for some New Yorkers, the path to sexual maturity and sexual identity is less straightforward than for others.

Despite long efforts to emphasize the risks of unprotected gay sex, health care workers and AIDS advocates find many young men who have sex with other men but who don't identify themselves as being gay.

These young men are less likely to see themselves at risk for contracting HIV, and more likely to have sex with women as well as with their male partners.

In the Bronx, working with young men who have sex with other men is one of the special missions of the Adolescent AIDS Project of Montefiore's Children's Hospital.

Our thanks to 77 Films for footage from "Life on Christopher St."
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