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September 8, 2010

Unsafe Sex Among Young White Gay Men Drives HIV in Europe

Young, white men who have sex with men (MSM) in Europe are fueling the HIV epidemic and need more targeted prevention, according to research published in BioMed Central Infectious Diseases and reported in The Guardian. Researchers investigated the genetic profile of the virus in more than 500 newly diagnosed people over nine years. They discovered clusters of young, white MSM with type B virus who also tended to have other sexually transmitted infections, which suggests that guys in these clusters were not using condoms.

To read the Guardian article, click here.

Click here to read an analysis of this study at the Box Turtle Bulletin.

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