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Sharp rise in HIV in young gay men

June 28, 2008|From Times Staff and Wire Reports

The number of young homosexual men being newly diagnosed with HIV infections is rising by 12% a year, with the steepest upward trend in young black men, according to a new report. The double-digit increase in young gay men is about 10 times higher than in homosexuals overall, where the number of new infections is going up about 1.5% a year.

The report, released Thursday by the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, includes 2001-to-2006 data from 33 states.

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