Thursday, November 29, 2012

UK: Highest-ever HIV diagnoses in gay men

Same thing happening in America where still the largest group to have HIV are gay men. At this point it can't be a lack of education but a deliberate choice not to practice safe sex if the number of cases are getting bigger.
The number of gay and bisexual men being diagnosed with HIV in the UK reached an "all-time high" in 2011, according to the Health Protection Agency (HPA).

It said there had been a "worrying" trend since 2007, with more and more new cases each year.

Nearly half of the 6,280 people diagnosed last year were men who had sex with other men.

Overall, one in 20 such men are infected with HIV.

Of those diagnosed in 2011, nearly two-thirds had not been to a sexual health clinic in the previous three years.

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