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September 8, 2010

HIV spread out of control among French gay men

Reuters: "Transmission of the AIDS virus seems to be 'out of control' among gay men in France despite an overall fall in the number of new HIV cases in the country, according to a study published on Thursday.

"Scientists from the French National Institute for Public Health Surveillance found that nearly half of the 7,000 people newly infected with HIV in the country in 2008 were gay men, and the incidence among homosexual men is 200 times higher than in the heterosexual population."