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New CDC report shows higher new HIV infection rates and disparities for Black, Latino men

Despite progress in medicines and awareness around HIV, the disease continues to more severely afflict gay and bisexual men who are Latino and Black.

HIV infection rates in gay and bisexual Latino men increased from 6,800 new cases in 2010 to 7,900 new cases in 2019. Meanwhile, the number of new cases decreased only slightly from 9,000 in 2010 to 8,900 in 2019 for gay and bisexual Black men, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Vital Signs report. Meanwhile, gay and bisexual white men experienced a decrease in rates of new HIV cases from 7,500 in 2010 to 5,100 in 2019.

The report examines health inequities that exist in HIV prevention, diagnosis and treatment among gay and bisexual men who accounted for 66% of new HIV infections in 2019.

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