At a press conference in downtown Atlanta tomorrow at 10:30 AM, a group of concerned activists will unveil "The Atlanta Principles," a point by point, activist-created program for the CDC to utilize to significantly reduce the rate of HIV transmission in the U.S. That rate is currently 50K per year, and disproportionately affects young gay men, gay men of color, and trans* women.
Since 1993, new cases of HIV among gay and bisexual men and transgender women have been on the rise. According to numerous local and national studies, they've spiked. In Atlanta, a recent study shows that 12% of young gay black men are getting HIV every year. Even in the CDC's own backyard, the HIV crisis continues to rage.
Up until recently, preventing sexual transmission of HIV meant one thing: condoms. Today, there are three additional, proven means of HIV prevention: