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HIV infections in U.S. stable but disparities exist

Steenhuysen, Julie (2011) HIV infections in U.S. stable but disparities exist. HealthNews.

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The number of Americans newly infected with HIV remained stable between 2006 and 2009, but infections rose nearly 50 percent among young black gay and bisexual men, U.S. experts said on Wednesday. New data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reveal progress since the peak of the HIV epidemic in the 1980s. But the sharp increases in infection rates among young black men who have sex with men show there is much more work to do, they said. "We're very concerned about these increases among young gay men," Dr. Kevin Fenton, director of the CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, said in a telephone interview. "We can't allow the health to a new generation to be lost to what is essentially a completely preventable disease."


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Item Type: Article
Additional Information: This article is available at the publisher’s Web site. Access to the full text is subject to the publisher’s access restrictions.
Uncontrolled Keywords: HIV, young black men who have sex with men, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, health disparities
Subjects: Health > Disparities
Health > Public Health > Chronic Illness & Diseases > HIV/Aids
Health > Public Health > Health Risk Factors > Sexual Habits
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Date Deposited: 04 Aug 2011 14:05
Last Modified: 04 Aug 2011 14:05
Link to this item (URI): http://health-equity.pitt.edu/id/eprint/2995

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