Skip to comments.New H.I.V. Cases Drop, but Rise in Young Gay Men
Posted on 01/01/2008 6:27:55 PM PST by reaganaut1
The number of new H.I.V. infections in men under 30 who have sex with men has increased sharply in New York City in the last five years, particularly among blacks and Hispanics, even as AIDS deaths and overall H.I.V. infection rates in the city have steadily declined.
New figures from the citys Department of Health and Mental Hygiene show that the annual number of new infections among black and Hispanic men who have sex with men rose 34 percent between 2001 and 2006, and rose for all men under 30 who have sex with men by 32 percent.
At a time when the number of new cases among older gay men is dropping by 22 percent in New York City during the same period AIDS experts are bearing down on what they say is a worrisome and perplexing growth of H.I.V. infection among young men like Mr. Arriola.
So far, they say, the significant factors feeding the trend appear to be higher rates of drug use among younger men, which can fuel dangerous sex practices, optimism among them that AIDS can be readily treated, and a growing stigma about H.I.V. among gays that keeps some men from revealing that they are infected. There has also been a substantial increase in the number of new infection cases among young white men who have sex with men, but still that group had fewer new cases in 2006: 100, compared with 228 among blacks and 165 among Hispanics.
The rising rates for young men in New York City come as federal health officials acknowledge that infection rates nationwide, while flat, may be substantially higher than previously thought because of underreporting.
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Well gollllllyyyyyy sarge.
Perplexing growth????? Hint: Lots of unprotected sex with different partners, most of whom they don't even know.
“The male homosexual “lifestyle” is often a form of slow-motion suicide.”
Well, at least they don’t smoke. Now, that would be really bad and totally unacceptable.
How many of them are
What the heck is Mental Hygiene?????
That’s right not enough money sent to groups supporting the gay life style to educate the kids. After all who knows that unprotected indiscriminate gay sex might lead to a HIV infection or other STD? If they were only educated they’d be responsible wouldn’t they?
I'm shocked, shocked!
Another reason I have always practices abstinence.
Few left who are not already infected.
Wow, now who would have ever thought that.Homosexual sex causes the butt flu.shocking
Hey isn’t this similar to what you were posting about on that other thread....they say it right here: more related to drugs than to a virus, not equally distributed among gay male/female population, more young, less old, etc etc.?
AIDS. Global Warming. May just be living in a more hocus-pocus time than middle-ages.
I blame abstinence education and the Pope.
“Over the past decade, researchers have endeavored to document, explain, and look for a solution to the problem of bug chasing.”
Ahem. Thank goodness those researchers are hard at work! It must be a real conundrum.
These kamikazes should receive appropriate treatment.
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