A new generation of young Brooklyn black males, many hiding their sexual identity, is worrying doctors who say they are fueling the borough's HIV epidemic. Afacan said he has even treated boys as young as 14 who contracted HIV after sleeping with another male. Men who have sex with men, or MSMs, include males who identify as gay and also those who hide their sexual preferences for other men. Hoping to stem the disturbing trend, advocates are zeroing in on central Brooklyn neighborhoods, Bedford-Stuyvesant, Crown Heights, Williamsburg, Bushwick and East Flatbush, which are home to the city's largest group of those living with the disease. More than 15, reside in central Brooklyn, where about 3, identify as MSMs. Workers troll gay dating sites posing as singles who give graphic intimate advice and push the message of practicing safe hookups.
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