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How to Meet the HIV Prevention Needs of Young Gay Men of Color?

December 1, 2013



The latest U.S. HIV/AIDS surveillance results from CDC have not yielded good news for gay men. HIV rates have risen among this group -- particularly sharply among young men. Young gay men of color, who make up a tiny portion of the U.S. population, saw more new HIV cases than any other segment of the gay male population. The global HIV/AIDS landscape for young gay men offers a similar picture of increased vulnerability and scant resources.

It's easy to get bogged down in such dismal numbers. But before these data are allowed to eclipse the complex lives they represent, consider these diverse and thoughtful responses from community members to the question: How best to support young gay men of color in terms of HIV prevention? Hint: Their answers go far beyond what numbers can describe.

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