1 in 2 black gay men and 1 in 4 Latino gay men will become HIV-positive, study finds

CDC paints a grim scenario for HIV risk if current trends continue

By Peter Cooper
February 26, 2016 8:53PM (UTC)
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Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a recent study regarding HIV risk for key  populations throughout the United States. Overall, progress has been made, however there are still great disparities between race, risk group and geography.

For example the likelihood of an American being diagnosed with HIV today is 1 in 99, up from 1 in 78 over a decade ago. People of color are still heavily affected and it is projected that 1 in 2 black gay men and 1 in 4 Latino gay men will become HIV-positive if current trends continue (compared to 1 in 11 white gay males). New infections can be prevented and decreased through safe sex, testing, PrEP and treatment


Watch our video for more on the study's findings.

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