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National HIV Behavioral Surveillance Study Among Men who Have Sex with Men

The New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and its collaborators at John Jay College of Criminal Justice are conducting a large study of HIV risk among gay and non-gay identified men who have sex with men (MSM) in New York City. The study is part of a National HIV Behavioral Surveillance (NHBS) study funded by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which is conducted in 20 cities in the United States with high rates of HIV.

The goals of the NHBS study are to understand the characteristics of MSM at risk of HIV infection in New York City and the factors associated with risk. This study will help plan for future health department efforts in preventing future HIV infections among MSM and address unmet needs in current HIV prevention activities.