Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus address the alarming rate of HIV infection among gay black men

From the Windy City Times…

In response to alarming new data that reveals young Black men who have sex with men are significantly more likely to contract HIV than their peers, the Chicago Black Gay Men’s Caucus (CBGMC) hosted “Conversations: A Discussion on the National HIV/AIDS Strategy and the impact for Black Gay/Bisexual Men in Chicago” Aug. 11.

On Aug. 3, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control announced that HIV cases among young Black men (ages 13-29) who have sex with men rose by 48 percent between 2006 and 2009. Similarly, records from the Chicago Department of Public Health indicate new HIV cases among young gay Black men (13-29) in Chicago rose by 62 percent between 2005 and 2008.

Read the full article on the Windy City Times Website.

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