If the rate of unprotected sex among Black MSM is very similar to that of White MSM then why is the rate of newly diagnosed cases of HIV among Black MSM a minimum of 4 times greater than that of our white counterparts?
I was raised by my grandmother and she used to give me words of wisdom and advice. At the time I
thought she didn’t know what she was talking about. She would say things like “Don’t count your eggs
before they hatch.”
Today was quite a sobering day as I sat in the plenary session and other group sessions at the National
HIV Prevention Conference. Yep, the rate of newly diagnosed HIV cases among young black gay/
bi-sexual men as well as African American transgendered females continues to rise.
I was sitting in a room of almost 3000 People and I began to look around. I wanted to see faces like mine, people who resembled me. To my surprise in this group of some 3000 people there was only, what I would call a “handful” of African American/Black people there.