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Media Report Looks at HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Black Men

Media Report Looks at HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Black Men
- Villarosa points to a CDC report in February, which shows that only 48 percent of black gay and bisexual men effectively suppress the virus with consistent medication, and the numbers are even lower for these men in their late teens and 20s. Only a small percentage of black people use PrEP to prevent contracting the virus, accounting for only 10 percent of prescriptions; the vast majority of users are white. The article explains that many black gay and bisexual men either can't afford PrEP or don't know about it -- they may not see a doctor regularly at all, and many medical providers haven't even heard of PrEP.