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HIV Superinfection Not Seen in Amsterdam Gay Men

No cases of superinfection with additional strains of HIV were detected in a small study of untreated men in Amsterdam who reported continued sexual risk.

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Report Looks at HIV/AIDS among Latino Gay Men

NASTAD recently released a report on challenges facing U.S. Latino gay men in relation to HIV/AIDS and access to care.

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1 in 5 Gay and Bisexual Men in Major Cities are HIV Positive, but Many Unaware of Status

Nearly 20% of gay and bisexual men in a survey of 21 large U.S. cities are infected with HIV, but more than 40% do not know their status, according to a report in the September 24, 2010 edition of the CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. HIV prevalence varied widely across cities -- from 6% to 38% -- and was highest among black men who have sex with men, at 28%, compared with 18% among Hispanic men and 16% among white men.

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Most Gay and Bisexual Men Worldwide Lack Access to HIV Prevention Services

A majority of men who have sex with men (MSM) worldwide do not have access to HIV prevention services including testing, counseling, and free condoms and lubricant, according to an international online survey conducted by the Global Forum on MSM & HIV. In addition to inadequate funding, the organization said stigma, discrimination, and homophobia in many regions discourage gay and bisexual men from accessing the services they need to remain HIV negative.

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Does Circumcision Lower the Risk of HIV Transmission for Gay and Bisexual Men?

Two recent studies produced contradictory answers to the question of whether circumcision might help prevent HIV transmission among men who have sex with men (MSM), as has been shown for heterosexual men in high prevalence countries. Conflicting data fuel the ongoing debate about whether public health officials should recommend routine circumcision for infants or at-risk adults.

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