Younger gay men are contracting HIV earlier because they’re taking more sexual risks and are less aware or concerned about the virus since the introduction of antiretroviral treatment, according to a study published in the Medical Journal of Australia and reported by The Age. The study shows gay men younger than 35 are more likely to have never been previously tested, more likely to report not knowing the status of their regular partners, and less likely to discuss HIV and other sexually transmitted infections with their peers. HIV-positive diagnoses in 2009 among men who have sex with men ages 25 to 29 in Australia was 62 percent higher than in 2007.

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