George Ayala

The Global Forum on MSM & HIV (MSMGF), USA


George Ayala, a holder of the Psy.D. degree, is the Executive Director of the Global Forum on MSM and HIV (MSMGF) where he leads the agency’s international advocacy, education, community-based research, and capacity building assistance activities. The MSMGF works to ensure equitable access to effective HIV prevention, care, treatment, and support services for gay men, while promoting their health and human rights worldwide. Dr. Ayala has worked in the nonprofit HIV/AIDS sector managing multimillion dollar budgets and supervising large, interdisciplinary teams of professionals for over 20 years. A clinical psychologist by training, Dr. Ayala has conducted HIV social science and intervention research since 1996. His research has mainly focused on understanding the mechanisms through which social discrimination affects the risk for HIV among gay men of color in the USA. He has more recently explored the facilitators and barriers to HIV-related services through his cross-sectional online survey research with gay men.

Biography Updated on 22 January 2013

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