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In the April to June quarter, 131 new cases were diagnosed, the highest quarterly total since records began in 1984.
Department of Health experts believe the number of infections in 2012 could exceed 500 for the first time and say the group where the virus that can lead to Aids is spreading fastest is among young gay men, known as MSM (Men who have Sex with Men).
Most infections in the MSM community result from unprotected sex.
"I am not sure why but maybe some members in the (MSM) community are just ambivalent.
By contrast, Wong said, the trend for heterosexual infections had remained stable in recent years.
"The MSM epidemic is a big challenge in HIV prevention and control," he said, with rates many times higher than other at-risk groups.
So it is much easier for them to locate a sex partner around their living district or area," explained Aids Concern spokeswoman Panda Cheung Yin-mei.
"We don't know why but this finding is quite consistent.They should have it but I think there are a lot of social barriers in Hong Kong I think the government could put sex education forward with emphasis on young MSM in schools." Aids Concern runs support groups to educate young MSM - mostly in the 17 to 25 age range - about the importance of condom use and to try to encourage them to be more assertive with sexual partners over condom use.It has also tried without success to collaborate with Grindr to reach out online to young MSM who might be vulnerable after meeting partners by using the app, said Cheung.Some Aids prevention groups believe the use of Grindr and similar Apps is playing a role in the HIV epidemic among MSM and have tried without success to engage the developers to reach out to young men at risk.