“..Pop quiz, no cheating allowed: if you had to guess, would you say that HIV and AIDS rates among gay men in the United States are A) declining, B) remaining stable, or C) rising?
The correct answer is C) rising – at an alarming 8% per year .
HIV incidence – that is, the proportion of a population infected – among gay men in the United States rises by that amount every year since at least 2001.
Overall, this incidence, at 15.4% cumulatively, is just slightly lower than the incidence among gay men in Sub -Saharan Africa .
And there’s a good case to be made that the real numbers are actually higher;-
- for instance, we know they’re higher in some major metropolitan areas – where the incidence among MSM (men who have sex with men) is one in five.
In San Francisco, it may be as high as one in four…”
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