Gay Black Men and HIV/AIDS: What You Need to Know

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  • Black MSM Come Into Contact With HIV More Often
  • Older Men, Younger Partners
  • Ditching Condoms in Relationships
  • Past History of Abuse
  • Why Knowing Your Status Is Key
  • Ending Homophobia and Stigma
  • September 27 Is National Gay Men's HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
  • Stop Blaming AIDS on the DL!
  • The Sobering Statistics
  • Do Black MSM Have More Risk Factors?
  • So Then Why Are the Rates So High?

Ditching Condoms in Relationships

There tends to be this myth that HIV among Black MSM is a consequence of being promiscuous, yet past studies have shown that people in relationships are more likely to ditch condoms than if they were having casual sex. It’s unprotected sex in these committed relationships that tends to put people at risk for HIV transmission. 

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