According to The Independent, the number of HIV cases in the last 20 years has risen in gay and bisexual men. Research shows this is due to the amount of unprotected sex gay and bisexual men are having.
The study, conducted in the UK has shown:
The number of UK men having intercourse without a condom rose by 26 per cent between 1990 and 2010, the study by the Health Protection Agency (HPA) and University College London (UCL) showed.
Dr Valerie Delpech, head of HIV surveillance at the HPA, said: “Everyone should use a condom when having sex with new or casual partners, until all partners have had a sexual health screen.
The only way to avoid contracting HIV and stop the spread of the virus is to use a condom as Dr. Valerie Delpech states above as well as getting tested. These two factors are critical in slowing down and preventing the spread of the HIV virus.