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

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  • Stop Blaming AIDS on the DL!
  • The Sobering Statistics
  • Do Black MSM Have More Risk Factors?
  • So Then Why Are the Rates So High?
  • 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

Do Black MSM Have More Risk Factors?

Studies say no. Depending on which study you read, Black men who have sex with men (MSM) report the same or slightly fewer risk factors — IV drugs use, unprotected sex, number of partners — than their white counterparts. So clearly something else is at play. 

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