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Gay and bisexual men remain the population most heavily affected by HIV in the United States. CDC estimates men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted for 61 percent of HIV infections that occurred in 2009 (29,300). In 2009, MSM accounted for 86 percent of new infections among white men, 81 percent of new infections among Hispanic men and 73 percent of new infections among black men.
To assist with your coverage, you can find additional resources regarding the HIV epidemic among MSM and information about how CDC is addressing it below.
- Press Release: CDC Awards $55 Million for HIV Prevention Among Young Gay and Bisexual Men and Transgender Youth of Color
- Comunicado de prensa: CDC otorga US$ 55 millones para la prevención del VIH en hombres jóvenes gay y bisexuales de color y en jóvenes trangénero de color
- Awareness day quote for attribution from Kevin Fenton, MD, director of the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and Tuberculosis Prevention at CDC
- Fact sheet: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men
- Fact sheet: Highlighted CDC HIV Prevention Activities Concerning HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men
- Downloadable graphics for media use/reprint