AIDS Risk Higher for Gay, Bisexual Black Men; Called Segment of Population Most in Need of Prevention, Treatment Help
Wetzstein, Cheryl, The Washington Times (Washington, DC)
Byline: Cheryl Wetzstein, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Black men who are gay or bisexual are at the center of the U.S. HIV/AIDS epidemic and should be a primary focus of testing, service and treatment efforts, a federal official and advocates said Wednesday.
Black men who have sex with men (MSM) account for one in four new HIV infections, even though they represent only 1 in 500 Americans, the Black AIDS Institute said in its new report, Back of the Line: The State of AIDS Among Black Gay Men in America 2012.
This infection rate climbs quickly with age for these men: The odds of a black MSM becoming infected with HIV is about 8 percent at age 20 and nearly 60 …
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Publication information: Article title: AIDS Risk Higher for Gay, Bisexual Black Men; Called Segment of Population Most in Need of Prevention, Treatment Help. Contributors: Wetzstein, Cheryl - Author. Newspaper title: The Washington Times (Washington, DC). Publication date: July 19, 2012. Page number: A08. © 2009 The Washington Times LLC. COPYRIGHT 2012 Gale Group.
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