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Gay Men and HIV/AIDS: Where to Turn for Information and Advice

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Young, Gay and Positive

Young, Gay and Positive

In the U.S, a quarter of new cases of HIV occur in someone between the age of 13 and 24. Of those new cases, 70 percent are young gay or bisexual men. And of all the young people living with HIV in the U.S., three in five do not know they're positive, and therefore can't get on lifesaving treatment that can also prevent the spread of HIV.

There are myriad reasons for these numbers among youth, but one thing is certain: Something has got to change.

Many young LGBT folks living with HIV/AIDS realize this, and have told their stories to let other youth know that HIV/AIDS still exists, and it's still their problem, but it's not one they're powerless against.

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