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Gay Men 44 Times More Likely to Get HIV Infection

By March 11, 2010

According to the Centers for Disease Control men who have sex with men are 44 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than other men. They are also 40 times more likely than women to get an HIV infection according to an analysis released at the 2010 National STD Prevention Conference. What this means is that until every community prioritizes prevention efforts within the gay population the HIV epidemic will be a public health problem. But the solution may not be that easy. Kevin Fenton of the CDC may have put it best when he said "there is no single or simple solution for reducing HIV rates among gay and bisexual men. We need intensified prevention efforts that are as diverse as the gay community itself."

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Comments
March 13, 2010 at 12:20 pm
(1) mat strazz says:

Give better stats like rates for urban black gay men. And stats for urban men. Also all stats should be given on T.V.
Mat Strazz
P.S. Sick since 79 diagnonced 83.

March 17, 2010 at 11:18 am
(2) Jayson says:

I’ll really appreciate if you expound
more on this topic…..you can also send me an e mail

March 20, 2010 at 7:36 pm
(3) irfan says:

well it would be better if you did expand on yr short breifs

March 21, 2010 at 4:22 pm
(4) silvestre.stallone says:

Irealy apreciate yo effort for am alwz updated about hiv aids

March 22, 2010 at 10:37 pm
(5) chloe says:

The Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS) has estimated that there are up to 40 million people living with HIV in the world. Gay men are the group most affected by HIV in the UK.

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March 24, 2010 at 8:33 am
(6) riffraf002 says:

Gay men have sex more often, even those who are in relationships have sex outside those relationships most don’t use protection. If you talk about it you come under attack. I think just change your behavior like just get tested and stay with one person and tell that partner to get tested with you and just have sex with you use protection. Start dateing men first. My partner cheated on me and infected me.

March 25, 2010 at 2:31 am
(7) Mixi says:

As the above said Partner should be get tasted.. i belive whther it is bisexul or Gay community Partner should be tasted. and not only the risk of HIV/AIDS . but also it can be lead the risk of STI / STD. so alyz have “Safer SEX” Thanks

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