A New HIV Prevention Paradigm for Gay and Bisexual Men in the U.S.
The National HIV/AIDS Strategy calls for renewed efforts to reduce HIV infection rates, increase access to lifesaving care, and reduce the health disparities that characterize the U.S. epidemic. Achieving these aims will require substantially greater progress in preventing new HIV infections among gay and bisexual men, who account for the majority of people living with HIV in the U.S.
Available evidence indicates that traditional risk reduction strategies on their own are inadequate to turn the tide against AIDS. This underscores the need for new approaches to address the broader social and structural factors that contribute to disproportionate infection rates among gay and bisexual men. This issue brief outlines a new paradigm for HIV prevention in the gay community.