vendredi 13 février 2009

LATINO MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN

In 2007, newly reported AIDS cases among Latino men rates increased three times that of white men. Of all Latino men infected, Latino Men who have Sex with Men (MSM) account for 50.6% of the cases according to estimated AIDS cases by exposure category in 2007. Latino MSM’s are disproportionately impacted by the epidemic as indicated by these statistics and recent studies. A seroprevalence and incidence study performed in seven major cities across the country (Baltimore, Maryland; Dallas, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; New York, New York; San Francisco, California; and Seattle, Washington) from 2002 to 2007 was performed among young men who have sex with men. Out of 2,942 MSM’s between the ages of 23-29, 651 or 22% were Latino but 14% of Latino MSM’s were already infected with HIV compared to 7% of white MSM’s.
HIV incidence among Latino Men who have Sex with Men vary across borders. AIDS cases reported in the U.S. in 2007 HIV incidence among Latino Men who have Sex with Men vary across borders. AIDS cases reported in the U.S. in 2007 among Latinos by Place of Birth and Exposure, indicate that U.S. born Latino MSM’s accounted for 25% of the MSM AIDS cases, 47% were born in Mexico and 14% were born in Puerto Rico. Central/South American and Cuban born MSM’s followed with 35% and 34%, respectively. In addition to country of origin differences, there are also marked differences by region. In the Northeast and Puerto Rico, intravenous drug use account directly and indirectly for the majority of AIDS cases. In all other parts of the country, men who have sex with men account for the majority of AIDS cases.

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