Today is the 25th World AIDS Day, which is a global day of reflection and activism to raise awareness to the devastating HIV/AIDS epidemic.
After more than 30 years of the crisis, about 35 million people are living with HIV/AIDS, according to the Joint United Nations Programme on HIV/AIDS or UNAIDS. In the United States, about 1.1 million people are positive and nearly 50,000 people contract the virus each year—with African Americans and Latinos disproportionately affected. Men who have sex with men—especially African American, Caribbean, Latino and African men—are experiencing the highest increases in new infections both at home and across the globe.
"Due to a confluence of factors, young gay men are often left out of research, policy and programs that are designed for adult gay men, he general pool of youth, or the overall population." reports TheBody.com, the world's largest HIV/AIDS news and resource portal. "What is the current state of the global epidemic among young gay men and how do we address it?"
TheBody.com has created a clever infographic on the global MSM epidemic. Click to enlarge.