Missed opportunities in HIV diagnosis among black, Latino MSM

Published: March 2, 2011

BOSTON — Clear racial disparities exist among black and Latino men who have sex with men who are unaware of their HIV-positive status, according to Gregorio Millett, PhD.

“There have been several studies that found that about 20% of the population in the US are unaware of their HIV status,” Millet, of the CDC and senior policy advisor in the Office of National AIDS Policy, said during a presentation here. “Among MSM, there are clear racial disparities in those men who are unaware of their HIV-positive status, particularly among black and Latino MSM. There are surprisingly few studies, if any, which look at correlates of unrecognized HIV infection [in this population.]”

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