CDC Analysis Finds Gaps in Care and Treatment among Gay Men Diagnosed with HIV
September 25, 2014- New CDC analysis finds gaps in care and treatment among gay men with diagnosed HIV
In advance of National Gay Men’s HIV/ AIDS Awareness Day (observed Saturday, September 27), CDC released a new analysis showing that only half (49.5%) of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV in the United States are receiving treatment for their infection. And just 42 percent have achieved viral suppression – meaning their virus is under control at a level that helps keep them healthy and also greatly reduces their risk of transmitting HIV to others.
For your stories about the new data, please find below a press release, as well as other useful background resources on HIV among gay and bisexual men in the U.S.
- Press Release: Only half of gay and bisexual men diagnosed with HIV received care and treatment in 2010
- Media Summary: Men Living with Diagnosed HIV Who Have Sex with men: Progress Along the Continuum of HIV Care – United States, 2010
- MMWR Article: Men Living with Diagnosed HIV Who Have Sex with men: Progress Along the Continuum of HIV Care – United States, 2010
- Background Materials: Fact Sheets