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New Data Reveal: HIV Hammering Black Gay and Bisexual Men

May 2, 2010

New Data Reveal: HIV Hammering Black Gay and Bisexual Men Four years ago, at age 19, Darion (name changed) tested HIV-positive. The Black gay Florida college student was "petrified." "I thought my life was over," he says. "So I tried to ignore it."

Even scarier than his diagnosis: What if his religious parents discovered he was "poz"?

"I was in college and on their insurance," he recalls. "I didn't see a doctor or get any meds until I moved out on my own. That was two years later."

Darion is one of an escalating number of Black gay and bisexual men -- "men who have sex with men," or MSM, in public-health jargon -- testing positive for HIV. The statistics are sobering

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