New statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that though the total number of new HIV infections is stable, rates of infection have gone up significantly among men who have sex with men (MSM), especially for those who are African American:
- MSM accounted for 61 percent of new infections in 2009.
- MSM ages 13-29 accounted for 27 percent of all new infections in 2009.
- Infections among young black MSM increased by 48 percent from 2006-2009.
- Hispanics accounted for 20 percent of new infections in 2009.