CDC: Newly Diagnosed Black HIV-Positive MSM Fall Out of Care, Have Lowest Viral Suppression
07/10/2014- A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta shows that only half (49.5 percent) of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. are getting treatment for their infection. And of that number, only 42 percent have achieved viral suppression-a validation that their virus is under control at a level that helps keep them healthy while also significantly reducing their chances of transmitting HIV to others.
And although these low numbers raise concerns across the entire MSM community, statistics for Black MSM-particularly young Black men-prove to be even more alarming.
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