The 411 on Young People and HIV/AIDS

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  • Why AIDS Awareness Matters To You
  • Youth and HIV Stats
  • Black Gay and Bisexual Men
  • Black Women and HIV
  • What’s Putting Young Folks at Risk?
  • The Importance of Getting Tested
  • The Importance of Condom Negotiation
  • Heterosexual Men Need to Join In, Too
  • Knowledge is Power
  • National Youth HIV & AIDS Awareness Day

Black Gay and Bisexual Men

Black men who have sex with men (MSM) bear the largest brunt of new infections in the U.S. In 2009, young Black MSM made up 27 percent of ALL new HIV infections among Americans and 69 percent of all new infections among young folks. Even worse, new infections rose 50 percent among young MSM from 2006-2009. 


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