HIV Highest Risk Group | BlackDoctor

    HIV Infections Increasing In Urban Black Men

    More than 30 years after the beginning of the AIDS epidemic, young people are again taking dangerous risks with their lives, according to a new report from the Centers for the Disease Control and Prevention.

    Young gay and bisexual men, along with African Americans, are disproportionately affected by HIV, says a new report by the CDC. About 72% of new HIV infections in this age group occur in men who have sex with men, and 57% occur among African Americans.

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    About 1,000 young people ages 13 to 24 are newly infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, each month, according to new data released for the first time.

    About 60% of HIV-positive young people have no idea that they’re infected, according to a new CDC report.

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