Available data shows that HIV epidemics among gay men
Additionally, transgender persons are at high risk with 28 percent estimated to be HIV infected. Of critical importance, is reaching young gay and bisexual men of color with prevention information and access to care.
These numbers are alarming. Today, right now, we desperately need new champions and leaders from the gay community and from all communities where MSM are heavily affected to take this information and these promising breakthroughs and help to nurture a movement that not only promotes awareness of the HIV epidemic and its toll on gay and bisexual men but access to education, prevention, and care to make full use of all of the tools we have at hand currently.
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- Gay and bisexual men are also at increased risk for other sexually transmitted diseases STDs , like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia. An updated review in , showed a pooled HIV-1 risk of 1.
- Risk factors for seroconversion to human immunodeficiency virus among male homosexuals.
- The global response to HIV in men who have with men.
Structured close-ended interviewer administered questionnaires elicited information on socio-demographic characteristics, type of sex partners and sexual risk behaviors. But trends varied for different groups of gay and bisexual men. These issues place gay and bisexual men at higher risk for HIV.
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