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).
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%).2- 4 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.
Jaffe HW, Valdiserri RO, De Cock KM. The Reemerging HIV/AIDS Epidemic in Men Who Have Sex With Men. JAMA. 2007;298(20):2412-2414. doi:10.1001/jama.298.20.2412