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CDC to Fund New Programs to Prevent HIV Infection Among Transgender People and Bay/Bi Men

CDC to Fund New Programs to Prevent HIV Infection Among Transgender People and Bay/Bi Men

By: Eric Brus*— The U.S. Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recently announced $185 million in funding for three new programs to prevent HIV infection among transgender people and gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), with a particular focus on MSM of color. The programs are part of a multi-pronged strategy […]

Rates of HIV Diagnoses in U.S. stable, but Gay Men Still Have High Rates of Infection

Rates of HIV Diagnoses in U.S. stable, but Gay Men Still Have High Rates of Infection

By: Eric Brus*— Late last month, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released their new surveillance report, Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2013. CDC estimates that there were about 47,352 newly diagnosed cases of HIV infection during 2013 in the 50 states, the District of Columbia, and six […]

Study: Higher Rates of HIV Among Black Gay Men Expected to Continue for Decades

Study: Higher Rates of HIV Among Black Gay Men Expected to Continue for Decades

By: Eric Brus*— Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) currently account for about two-thirds of all new HIV infections in the U.S., and infection rates are particularly high among Black MSM. In a recent study, Emory University researcher Eli Rosenberg and colleagues used CDC data to generate estimates of race-specific […]

Gay Men Say that HIV is a Top Health Issue, but Few Get Tested Regularly

Gay Men Say that HIV is a Top Health Issue, but Few Get Tested Regularly

By: Eric Brus*— More than half (52%) of U.S. men who identify as gay or bisexual consider HIV/AIDS to be the most important health issue for their community, according to a new report from the Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF). The 35-page report summarizes findings from a nationally representative survey of 431 men identifying as gay […]

National HIV Testing Day Works, HIV Resources for Gay & Bisexual Men

National HIV Testing Day Works, HIV Resources for Gay & Bisexual Men

By: Eric Brus*— A new study by the U.S. Centers for Disease Contorl finds that both the number of HIV tests administered and the number of new HIV diagnoses were substantially higher in the week around the 2010 National HIV Testing Day (NHTD) than in two other “control” weeks during that year. For the study, CDC researchers […]

#SpeakOutHIV: 25 Young Gay Men. 25 Inspiring Stories.

#SpeakOutHIV: 25 Young Gay Men. 25 Inspiring Stories.

MENLO PARK, Cal.—Twenty-five young gay men get real about HIV as part of #SpeakOutHIV, a campaign from Greater Than AIDS. The group is encouraging people to break the silence around HIV on social media in the two weeks between National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (September 27) and National Coming Out Day (October 11). Anchored […]

Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

Disproportionate Impact of Smoking on LGBT People

By: Harvey Makadon, MD— As a primary care physician I routinely talk with patients about the hazards of smoking. But I must confess that I don’t think of it as something we need to teach clinicians a lot about. For example, I included the subject in a talk I was giving on LGBT health at […]

National Report Documents Hate Violence Against LGBTQ and HIV Communities

National Report Documents Hate Violence Against LGBTQ and HIV Communities

By: Eric Brus*—  High levels of hate violence against LGBTQ and HIV-affected communities continued last year, according to the new report, Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer, and HIV-Affected Hate Violence 2013, from the National Coalition of Anti-Violence Programs (NCVAP). The 135-page report draws on data collected from 14 anti-violence programs in 13 U.S. states and […]