Leaders jolt black gay men against HIV
Christopher Curtis, PlanetOut Network
According to a recent study by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), nearly half of African-American men who have sex with men have been infected with HIV -- and a group of black leaders is demanding action from the community.
The Black AIDS Institute published an open letter on Wednesday, titled, "Nearly Half of Us May Already Be Infected. Who Gives a Damn?" It noted that in June the CDC published a study showing 46 percent of black homosexual and bisexual men surveyed in five major cities were already HIV-positive, an infection rate that was more than twice the infection rate among men of other races.