HIV/AIDS In The Lives Of Gay And Bisexual Men In The United States

Published: October 31, 2014

THE CENTER FOR HIV LAW & POLICY
Liz Hamel, Jamie Firth, Tina Hoff, Jennifer Kates, Sarah Levine & Lindsey Dawson
Original Article:  bit.ly/1y08LJq

This national survey of gay and bisexual men in the United States finds that while HIV is named as the number one health issue facing this population, a majority of gay and bisexual men (56%) are not personally concerned about becoming infected, and relatively few report having been tested recently. Kaiser Family Foundation President Drew Altman says the results “underscore the importance of getting the word out among gay and bisexual men about risk and new treatment and prevention options.”

Among the survey findings:

·      Only 30% of gay and bisexual men who do not self-identify as HIV positive say they were tested for HIV within the last year.

·      Only 26% know about PrEP (pre-exposure prophylaxis), a daily pill that people who are HIV negative can take to lower their risk of becoming infected.

Full text of article available at link below:  bit.ly/1y08LJq

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