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March 16, 2010

Rates of new HIV diagnoses amongst US gay men 44 times greater than those in other populations

"HIV has a hugely disproportionate impact on gay and other men who have sex with men in the US, according to new figures released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Surveillance (CDC).

"Investigators calculated that the rate of new HIV infections amongst gay and bisexual men is 44 times that seen in other men, and some 40 times greater than women.


“There is no single or simple solution for reducing HIV and syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men”, said Fenton. “We need intensified prevention efforts that are as diverse as the gay community itself. Solutions for young gay and bisexual men are especially critical, so that HIV does not inadvertently become a rite of passage for each new generation of gay men.”"

Read more in Aidsmap, March 11, 2010.