Back to the beginning in the HIV fight

Published: May 17, 2010

Back to the beginning in the HIV fight

WE NEED to re-ring the alarm about HIV transmission among gay and bisexual men.

In March, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released statistics showing significant disparities between rates of HIV and syphilis infection among men who have sex with men and the rest of the US population.
Men who have sex with men are 44 times more likely to contract HIV than other men and 40 times more likely to contract HIV than women. They are 46 times more likely to contract syphilis than other men and 71 times more likely than women.

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