Efforts to prevent and treat HIV have to be intensified among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) to meet the goals of the National HIV/AIDS Strategy. Men who have sex with men carry the highest burden of HIV infection; among those newly infected in 2010, 63% were MSM, a group that also comprised 52% of people living with HIV. By 2015, the National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for 85% of MSM diagnosed with HIV to be linked with clinical care within 3 months of diagnosis, 80% to be receiving care, and the proportion with an undetectable viral load to be increased by 20%.
More Testing, Treatment Needed to Achieve National HIV Targets. JAMA. 2014;312(21):2203. doi:10.1001/jama.2014.15932