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

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  • 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
  • Stop Blaming AIDS on the DL!

So Then Why Are the Rates So High?

Unprotected anal sex isn’t the only reason why MSM are at higher risk for HIV transmission. There are structural factors that make all African-Americans vulnerable to HIV infection: Poverty, poor health, late testing, access to health care incarceration, to name a few, are to blame. 

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