Wednesday, October 29, 2008

HIV Rate Up 12 Percent Among Young Gay Men

HIV Rate Up 12 Percent Among Young Gay Men -

Steepest Rise Is in Black Males Ages 13 to 24

The number of young homosexual men being newly diagnosed with HIV infection is rising by 12 percent a year, with the steepest upward trend in young black men, according to a new report.

The double-digit increase in young gay men is about 10 times higher than in the homosexual community overall, where the number of new infections is going up about 1.5 percent a year.

The report, released yesterday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, appears to confirm impressions that a "second-wave" AIDS epidemic is underway in gay America...

Ooops, just realized this is from June. I'll leave it up as it's still an important topic.

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