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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).

Of the MSM newly diagnosed as HIV-positive, more than 40 percent previously had been unaware of their infection status. In all, 70 percent of MSM newly diagnosed with HIV had visited a health care provider in the previous 12 months, but only slightly more than one-third had been offered an HIV test.

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Comment by: Maddie (South Carolina) Sat., Apr. 10, 2010 at 7:56 pm EDT
This is scary, my daughter lives and works near Washinton DC. I am positive and was married when I got it from my husband does that mean her changes of getting it is increased if she finds a Black Heterasexual or Bisexual Black man? Serious about knowing this
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