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November 28, 2007

The Reemerging HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Men Who Have Sex With Men

Author Affiliations

Author Affiliations: Department of Public Health, University of Oxford, Oxford, England (Dr Jaffe); Office of Public Health and Environmental Hazards, US Department of Veterans Affairs, Washington, DC (Dr Valdiserri); and Department of HIV/AIDS, World Health Organization, Geneva, Switzerland (Dr De Cock).

JAMA. 2007;298(20):2412-2414. doi:10.1001/jama.298.20.2412

Since the first report of AIDS in 5 men who have sex with men (MSM) from Los Angeles,1 MSM have accounted for a higher proportion of AIDS cases than any other group in countries such as the United States (44%), Canada (65%), and Australia (64%).24 Although MSM first brought human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)/AIDS to the world's attention and, even in the absence of external funding, were the first to promote risk reduction strategies, prevention efforts for MSM appear to have faltered.

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