Is it true that HIV only affects older gay men?

Most men are in their 30s and 40s when they are diagnosed with HIV. However, men in their 20s also make up a big part of HIV diagnoses each year.

Number of HIV diagnoses among gay men in NSW in 2010

Number of HIV diagnoses among gay men in NSW in 2010 back to top

I am scared of HIV, but not enough to not want to take small risks.

Harry, HIV negative

I just didn't think it would affect me becuase I was so young. I actually didn't think it was that prevalent in Australia. I thought it didn't really exist.

Dean, HIV positive

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