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February 26, 2007

Not Down With the Down Low

The perception that it’s mostly black men who are on the “down low” could damage efforts to prevent HIV, according to a column in the March issue of The Annals Of Epidemiology. The authors say the idea that black men are secretly and recklessly spreading HIV by not telling their female partners they are having unsafe sex with other men ignores other explanations for high HIV rates such as poverty, high incarceration rates and lack of healthcare.


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