Towards a More Coordinated Federal Response to Improving HIV Prevention and Sexual Health among Men Who Have Sex with Men
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Nearly 30 years into the HIV/AIDS pandemic, the disease continues to exact a heavy toll in the United States. More than 1.1 million people are currently living with HIV in the US, and each year more than 56,000 new HIV infections occur, with nearly 18,000 people with AIDS dying annually . Men who have sex with men (MSM) continue to be the group most severely impacted by HIV/AIDS, a disparity that has remained unchanged since the beginning of the epidemic, although the demographic characteristics of MSM who are impacted by HIV has changed dramatically . Today, HIV affects MSM of all racial and ethnic backgrounds, with a particularly devastating impact on black and Hispanic/Latino MSM , and especially young MSM within these groups . In this paper, we review current strategic efforts being considered or implemented by three United States government agencies (the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the National Institutes of Health, and the Health Resources
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- 1. Division of AIDS Research, National Institutes of Mental Health, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
- 2. Division of AIDS, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, USA
- 3. HIV/AIDS Bureau, Health Resources and Services Administration, Rockville, USA
- 4. National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Rd, Atlanta, GA, 30333, USA