Recommended Reading: Reversing the Trend in HIV Cases Among Young Gay, Black Men
A recent Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report found HIV cases stable in many populations, but, alarmingly, an almost fifty percent increase among young gay Black men between 2006 and 2009, the last year for which there is up-to-date information. Following the report, the New York Times published nine essays in its “Room for Debate” series on ways to stem the increase. One essayist, Emma DeVito, C.E.O. of Village Care, a non-profit agency in New York serving people with HIV, quotes a case worker, “Many of our guys get the message that they are not worth saving. In that context, how can we expect that they would wear a condom?”
Other contributors to the essay series include Gregorio A. Millett, a senior scientist at the CDC and previously a senior policy adviser in the White House Office of National AIDS Policy, and Chandra L. Ford, an assistant professor in the Department of Community Health Sciences at the University of California, Los Angeles.
Read the full set of essays here.