Men Who Have Sex With Men and HIV

By: Joe Thompson
2.6.2011

 

 

The rate of HIV infection among young African-American men who have sex with other men has skyrocketed, according to data from the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the 33 states where names-based infection data were collected, according to the CDC’s report, the number of HIV cases increased among all adult and adolescent gay and bisexual men in all age groups from 2001 through 2005. But the largest increase—a staggering 80%—was among African-American men who have sex with men who were between ages 13 and 24.

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The rate of HIV infection among young African-American men who have sex with other men has skyrocketed, according to data from the Atlanta-based U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

In the 33 states where names-based infection data were collected, according to the CDC’s report, the number of HIV cases increased among all adult and adolescent gay and bisexual men in all age groups from 2001 through 2005. But the largest increase—a staggering 80%—was among African-American men who have sex with men who were between ages 13 and 24.

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