HIV risk among young gay, bi men tied to societal issues

By Andrew M. Seaman (Reuters Health) – For young gay and bisexual men, the risk of HIV infection is linked with societal issues, a new study says. “What we’re starting to say here, if you’re black and Hispanic you’re more likely to become HIV positive, but really this is driven by you’re low income, you live in a poor neighborhood or you live in a neighborhood with higher HIV prevalence,” said lead author Perry Halkitis of New York University. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that some 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with human immunodeficiency virus, the virus that causes AIDS.
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