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

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  • 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?
  • Black MSM Come Into Contact With HIV More Often

Past History of Abuse

A recent study found that Black gay and bisexual men are disproportionately susceptible to emotional, physical and sexual abuse. Nearly 30 percent had experienced rape at 10 years old. This past abuse and the lack of services to help Black MSM cope puts these men at risk for HIV, depression and drug use. 

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