Health : HIV in the US
The Centers for Disease Control has published data on the rates of HIV infection in men who have sex with men in the United States. This data, from 2009 (the most up-to-date data available from the CDC) was collected from the 40 states and 5 dependent areas that have name-based reporting. The rates of HIV infection for those over 13 years old exposed to HIV through sex with another man continue to increase, with 74% of all diagnosed HIV infections being in men who have sex with men.
Black/African American men who have sex with men carry the greatest HIV burden, with 42% of diagnosed HIV being in Black/African American men, while 36% of diagnosed infections were in whites.
The fight against HIV and AIDS is far from over!