"The new estimates confirm that a vast majority of new infections in the U.S. occur in gay and bisexual men, and that Blacks are significantly more heavily impacted than other racial/ethnic categories. However, the data fail to clearly link the two, perpetuating a longstanding, damaging polarization.... In fact, the heaviest impact is at the nexus of the two - being both black and a man who has sex with men. Yet this population is significantly marginalized, even stigmatized within both larger populations of which it is an integral part. A national AIDS strategy must tackle this fundamental challenge.''
Reaction to Center for Disease Control's adjustment to higher HIV-infection estimates, by Walt Senterfitt, CHAMP board co-chair and an epidemiologist living with HIV, in a news release from the Community HIV/AIDS Mobilization Project. (PRNewswire)