Half of Gay Black Men Will Get HIV

HEALTH: Half of Gay Black Men Will Get HIV, the US Center for Disease Control announced in a first-of-its-kind study.

Overall, the CDC projected that one in 64 men and one in 227 women in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV at current rates. For black and Hispanic people, however, that risk increases dramatically. …

White people have the lowest chance of an HIV diagnosis, with an overall lifetime risk of less than one percent. Gay and bisexual white men still have a lifetime risk of one in 11, though. …

[On current trends] one in six men who have sex with other men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetimes.