Health Officials, AIDS Advocates ‘Alarmed’ By High AIDS Rates Among Gay Teenagers, Young Adults
Health officials and AIDS advocates say they are "alarmed" by the high rate of AIDS among gay teenagers and young adults, and they fear that "a complacency may have settled in since the advent of drug therapies that are keeping many patients alive and healthy enough to work," the Baltimore Sun reports. Young people today "didn't see the decimation that we did 15 years ago," John Hylton, a resarcher with the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health, said, adding, "They didn't see healthy men who dwindled over time." The Sun reports that from Baltimore to San Francisco, AIDS educators are responding to the "resurgent problem with renewed warnings of the dangers of unsafe sex -- including graphic posters and street outreach" (Bor/Niedowski, Baltimore Sun, 12/4).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.