Friday, July 05, 2019

The face of HIV is aging

I received a notice in e-mail of a medical seminar on the “Changing faces of HIV” and the photo to advertise this topic was an attractive white blonde woman. False advertising; fake news.  Gay and bisexual men are the population most affected by HIV in the United States. In 2016, gay and bisexual men accounted for 67% of the 40,324 new HIV diagnoses in the United States and 6 dependent areas. (About 2% of the population) Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV.  And most are black and young.

Women do contract HIV—usually from men who have sex with men, and most are also black.

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