AIDS risk higher for gay, bisexual black men

Called segment of population most in need of prevention, treatment help

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“We are very, very excited” about the new Food and Drug Administration approval for Truvada, said Dr. Fenton, referring to a daily pill that prevents most HIV infections when used by HIV-negative persons who engage in high-risk behavior.

The Black AIDS Institute report also ranked 25 cities on their ability to address HIV/AIDS among black men. New York City; Washington, D.C.; and Los Angeles were ranked as the best, while Gary, Ind.; Memphis, Tenn.; and Richmond, were ranked the lowest.

The report is released days before the July 22-27 19th International AIDS Conference convenes in Washington, D.C.

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Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein

Cheryl Wetzstein covers family and social issues as a national reporter for The Washington Times. She has been a reporter for three decades, working in New York City and Washington, D.C. Since joining The Washington Times in 1985, she has been a features writer, environmental and consumer affairs reporter, and assistant business editor.

Beginning in 1994, Mrs. Wetzstein worked exclusively ...

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