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Despite Male Youth's Similar Sexual Behaviors, MSM Have a Significantly Higher Risk of Acquiring HIV Img
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Despite Male Youth's Similar Sexual Behaviors, MSM Have a Significantly Higher Risk of Acquiring HIV

Despite not engaging in notably riskier sexual behavior, gay and bisexual male teens have an elevated risk of acquiring HIV because their sex partners are more likely to have HIV and they are more likely than their peers to inject drugs, according to...

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Promising New Research on Preventive and Therapeutic HIV Vaccines

May 18, 2011, was HIV Vaccine Awareness Day, a time to remind ourselves of the worldwide effort to create vaccines to help prevent HIV infection and to boost the immune systems of people already infected with the virus.

The past three weeks have see...

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African-Americans

Preparing for PrEP, Part 1: What Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis Could Mean for Black Gay and Bi Men

Since the results of the iPrEx trial were released, "pre-exposure prophaylaxis" -- the use of HIV meds by HIV-negative people to prevent infection -- has been on everyone's mind. In the first of this two-part series, the Black AIDS Institute discusse...

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Men Who Have Sex With Men

More Black Gay and Bi Men Are HIV Positive; Most Unaware

The eye-catching signs are hard to miss in subway stations across New York City. Headline "I Love My Boo," they show young Black and Latino men "booed up," or embracing their significant other -- in this case, another young brotha or papi. The campai...

Is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Good for Black Americans? Part 1: Reducing HIV Incidence Img
African-Americans

Is the National HIV/AIDS Strategy Good for Black Americans? Part 1: Reducing HIV Incidence

Black Americans make up 12 percent of the U.S. population but account for nearly half of new HIV infections every year. How will the National HIV/AIDS Strategy resolve this? In this four-part series from the Black AIDS Institute, Rod McCullom examine...

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News

AIDS 2010: Global Health Leaders Say Stigma Exacerbates HIV Epidemic Among Black Gay/Bi Men

AIDS 2010: Global Health Leaders Say Stigma Exacerbates HIV Epidemic Among Black Gay/Bi Men Vienna, Austria -- From pre-conference events to the massive human rights march through downtown Vienna, world leaders, public health experts and HIV activist...

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Men Who Have Sex With Men

AIDS 2010: Concerns for Black Gay and Bisexual Men Raised to National and Global Platforms

AIDS 2010: Concerns for Black Gay and Bisexual Men Raised to National and Global Platforms Vienna, Austria -- In mid June the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released troubling new data. Researchers reported that the HIV/AIDS caselo...

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Hepatitis: Is Your Doctor in the Dark?

There was good news and bad news after 25-year-old Carlos Xavier's (name changed) recent STD screening at a Chicago public health clinic. "I don't have HIV," the college student says, "but I have hepatitis B -- which I never heard of before.

Hepatit...