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What's Behind Rising HIV Infections in Youth?

    What's Behind the Rising HIV Infections in Youth?
    "One thing that I think is still very common is the 'visual AIDS test.' It's magical thinking -- I can look at my partner and tell if he has HIV."
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    Number of New HIV Infections Among Youth by Sex and Race/Ethnicity -- United States 2010
    Number of New HIV Infections Among Youth by Sex and Race/Ethnicity -- United States 2010
    "Part of the problem with HIV is we always want to do the new thing, so we never finish the job. Every few years there's a new group of kids. You have to repeat what's worked and get better and smarter."
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    'Most young people that are newly diagnosed said that they did not learn about HIV in school,' Linda Wesp says. 'I'm pretty sure that the things young gay men we see know, they didn't learn in school. They learn from wherever they've been hanging out, the
    "Most young people that are newly diagnosed said that they did not learn about HIV in school," Linda Wesp says. "I'm pretty sure that the things young gay men we see know, they didn't learn in school. They learn from wherever they've been hanging out, the gay-friendly spaces."
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    Mark Milano

    ACRIA and GMHC