U.S. Black Gay Men Face Highest Risk Of HIV/AIDS In The World

The Black AIDS Institute has released a new report called “Back of the Line,” which argues that no population in the world is impacted more heavily by HIV/AIDS than black gay men in the U.S. This group accounts for nearly 1 in 4 new infections, and there is a 60 percent chance a black gay man is living with HIV by the time he turns 40. The cause of this high risk is this population’s poor access to health care, plus the fact that federal agencies don’t track or target HIV resources focused on black gay men and prevention and treatment services are under-prioritized. Read the full report.