I just wanted to take a moment to thank you for your work with Black men regarding masculinity and HIV in the United States and the Caribbean. Your 1997 article “Urban low-income African American men, HIV/AIDS, and gender identity” was one of the most influential reads during my training while I was getting into the field of public health, and both myself and my colleague, Lisa Bowleg at Drexel, have incorporated your analysis and frameworks for the current work we do with HIV prevention, structural issues and Black men in both Atlanta and Philly. Suffice it to say, brother, that we thank you for getting us going on this and being a pioneer in the field. If no one has told you that, I am now, and hope to get the opportunity to meet you in person or speak with you when our paths cross.
Thanks again for all you do, and know that your work has had a HUGE impact on me and the work I do here in Atlanta.