C-D-C says men with high-risk lifestyles continue spreading AIDS

Friday, June 2nd 2000, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

(Atlanta-AP) -- AIDS infections have declined among gay men who use intravenous drugs, but the government says many gay men
continue to practice risky behaviors that spread the disease.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention say that five percent of men in that high-risk group were diagnosed with AIDS in
1998. That's down from eight percent a decade ago.

A new report from the C-D-C says the decline in AIDS infections is largely due to increased use of new drug therapies that delay the progression of the disease.

Despite the decline in infections, many gay I-V drug users continue to share needles and have unprotected sex.

On the Net:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention report:http://www2.cdc.gov/mmwr/mmwr--wk.