Study: 14 Percent of Gay Men in District of Columbia Are HIV-Positive
March 30, 2010
A 2008 survey of 500 D.C. men who have sex with men (MSM) found that 14 percent had HIV, according to data released by the D.C. HIV/AIDS Administration (DCHAA).
More than 40 percent of MSM interviewed said they did not use a condom during the last sexual encounter. Although MSM of color reported almost twice the rate of condom use as white MSM, more men of color than white men were HIV-positive. Nearly 75 percent of HIV-positive MSM were over age 30. Those less likely to report condom use were men younger than 30 who practiced receptive anal sex and those over 30 who practiced insertive sex.
03.26.2010; Ann E. Marimow
This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
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