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Young Black MSM Share Their Thoughts on Starting HIV Treatment

September 27, 2017


Young Black MSM Share Their Thoughts on Starting HIV Treatment

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), if current rates of new diagnoses continue, approximately 50% of black men who have sex with men (MSM) will test HIV positive during their lifetimes.

These numbers are startling. They are also a reminder of how much work still needs to be done in the black community with regards to the epidemic, as well as how the epidemic has shifted to a place where marginalized communities are infected at much higher rates than our white counterparts.

It is therefore important that black MSM who are actively on treatment remain visible and share our stories to fight against stigma and discrimination, as well as to give those who will later test positive some understanding of what it's like to be on treatment and thrive. Here are seven perspectives on testing positive and deciding to start treatment.

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