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

Why Knowing Your Status Is Key

In a 2010 CDC study, 1 in 5 Black MSM test positive and 59 percent of them had no idea they were positive. The number gets higher when you look at young Black MSM: 70 percent of them who tested positive were unaware that they were infected. Experts believe that more focus on testing and HIV education is needed. 

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