The 411 on Young Straight Black Men and HIV/AIDS

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  • 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
  • It Ain’t the DL, Boo
  • Heterosexual Sex and HIV Infections

What Makes Straight Men Vulnerable to HIV Infection?

There are many factors, which include: high rates of undiagnosed and untreated STDs; higher rates of undiagnosed and untreated HIV that makes people more infectious; lack of access to health care for testing and treatment; disproportionate poverty and other reasons.  

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