The 411 on Young Straight Black Men and HIV/AIDS

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  • It Ain’t the DL, Boo
  • Heterosexual Sex and HIV Infections
  • The Actual Numbers
  • What’s the Real Risk?
  • What Makes Straight Men Vulnerable to HIV Infection?
  • Why Do Straight Men Get Ignored?
  • Why Getting Tested Yearly Is Important
  • Using Condoms Is Key
  • Take Control of Your Health
  • Why HIV Matters to You

The Actual Numbers

Heterosexual Black men are the fifth largest group impacted by HIV in the U.S. (Black women are fourth), says the CDC. In 2010, 2,700 heterosexual Black men were newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS. This number does not include the 1,100 Black male IV drug users who were diagnosed with HIV that same year.  

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