The news that Onondaga County health officials are investigating 10 new HIV cases among men younger than 25 is distressing. The county has seen about the same number of cases since December as it typically sees in that age group in a year.
Dr. Cynthia Morrow, the county’s health commissioner, reports that all the cases involve men who have sex with other men, but no connection has been identified among the individuals infected with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS. Other large U.S. cities are seeing an increase in HIV among young men, too.
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