Äntligen verkar det som om män som har sex med män uppmärksammas på världaidskonferensen som hålls i Washington.I nam aidsmap nyhetsbrev från konferensen framkommer att en amerikansk studie visar att bland sex av USA största städer är nysmitta bland svarta män som har ex med män lika hög som i det värsta draggbbade områdena på den afrikanska kontinenten!
HIV & gay men
Findings of a US study reported to the conference showed that the rate of new infections among black MSM in six large American cities was similar to that seen in African countries hardest hit with HIV.
A total of 1553 black MSM were recruited to the study, of whom 1168 knew they were HIV negative (174 were already HIV positive and 165 were found to be positive when they were tested on entering the study).
Each year, 3% of those who were HIV negative became infected with HIV. For men aged under 30, the rate was 6%. HIV transmission rates were also higher in people who had other sexually transmitted infections (6%).
Men who were on low incomes or were unemployed were more likely to have HIV on entering the study than those on higher incomes.