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Still Climbin' examines treatment disparities among HIV+ black men.

Still Climbin’ Study Explores HIV Treatment Disparities Among HIV+ Black Men

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Inequality in the healthcare system is a daily reality for many living with HIV or AIDS, and black men are among the hardest hit by this inequality. The Fenway Institute is partnering with Boston Children’s Hospital and the Multicultural AIDS Coalition on a study called “Still Climbin’: Addressing Discrimination and Mistrust Among Black Men Living with HIV.” The study, which is funded by a grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, is developing and pilot testing a 9-week group intervention that will improve the coping responses of HIV-positive black men who have sex with men (MSM). “Black MSM living 
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Black gay and bisexual men in the US are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

Study Shows Correlation Between HIV Infections in US Black Gay/Bi Men and Unemployment, Socioeconomic Status, other STIs

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An analysis of data from a six-city study of Black gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men (MSM), and published January 31 in the academic journal PLOS ONE shows a correlation between HIV infection and a number of factors including higher rates of unemployment, lower socioeconomic status, and other sexually transmitted infections. The study, HPTN 061, was coordinated by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) and funded by the National Institutes of Health. The analysis, led by Dr. Kenneth Mayer of Boston’s Fenway Health found that: Newly diagnosed HIV-positive Black MSM were significantly more likely to be 
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National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day Infographic

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In honor of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day, we created this infographic that highlights some eye-opening facts about the impact HIV/AIDS has on black men who have sex with men. You can help raise awareness by sharing this infographic on Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Click the image below to view or download a high-res PDF. And don’t forget to: Get Educated. Get Tested. Get Involved. Get Treated. 
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HIV/AIDS disproportionately affects black men who have sex with men (MSM)

National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

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February 7, 2013 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NBHAAD). The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates that black Americans accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in 2010, despite making up only 14% of the population. That year, HIV incidence among blacks was almost eight times higher than that of whites. Black women account for 57 percent of all new HIV infections among women nationwide; but black men—especially those who have sex with men—are disproportionately affected. In 2010, black men represented almost one-third of all new HIV infections in the United States. Of those, 72% were 
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Black gay and bisexual men in the US are disproportionately affected by HIV/AIDS.

New Study Finds Greatly Elevated HIV Infection Rates Among Young Black Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S.

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Study results released today by the HIV Prevention Trials Network (HPTN) show disturbing rates of new HIV infections occurring among Black gay and bisexual men in the U.S. (also known as men who have sex with men, or MSM), particularly young Black MSM. The HPTN 061 study showed that the overall rate of new HIV infection among Black MSM in this study was 2.8% per year, a rate that is nearly 50% higher than in white MSM in the U.S. Even more alarming, HPTN 061 found that young Black MSM—those 30 years of age and younger—acquired HIV infection at a 
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