New Study Finds HIV Rates Among Black Men Rising
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A new study is showing an increase in HIV cases in the U.S., specifically among black gay and bisexual men.
According to the HIV Prevention Trials Network, the rate of new infections is 2.8 percent each year.
According to the research, that's 50 percent higher than for white gay and bisexual men.
The overall infection rates are comparable to rates seen in African countries hit hardest by the HIV epidemic.
The study finds the high HIV infection rates are associated with underlying issues of stigma, discrimination, joblessness, homelessness, incarceration, and trauma.
The research was conducted in six U.S. cities.