Gay Men Account for 61% of Aids Infections

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Samatha

Dallas, TX

#1 Feb 15, 2012
CDC: Homosexual men account for 61% of new HIV infections but only 2% of population
Thu Aug 18, 2011 19:22 EST
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WASHINGTON, D.C., August 18, 2011 - The U.S. Centers for Disease Control has estimated that practicing homosexual men account for 61% of the new HIV infections in the United States while they only amount to about 2% of the country’s population.
Earlier this month, the CDC released estimates for HIV infections from 2006-2009 showing that new infections remained stable at around 50,000 for each of the four years.
Homosexual men (men who have sex with men) accounted for 29,300 of the estimated 48,100 new infections in 2009, and homosexual men aged 13 to 29 accounted for 27% of the new cases.
The only group in which new HIV infections is increasing, they say, is young homosexual men – driven by an alarming increase in infections from African Americans. They estimated that the new infections among young black homosexual men increased 48 percent in the period of 2006-2009 (from 4,400 HIV infections in 2006 to 6,500 infections in 2009).
The study also revealed that almost 20% of homosexual men have HIV, while nearly half of those who do are unaware of it.
For more information visit the CDC website here.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/HIVIncide...
GayTexan

Dallas, TX

#2 Feb 15, 2012
and what's your point my dear neighbor Samantha?
I'm a gay man and have never known a person with aids.
Pole

Indianapolis, IN

#3 Feb 15, 2012
GayTexan wrote:
and what's your point my dear neighbor Samantha?
I'm a gay man and have never known a person with aids.
The study also revealed that almost 20% of homosexual men have HIV, while nearly half of those who do are unaware of it.

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#4 Feb 15, 2012
When reading these studies, the first thing to remember is that "MSM" does not specifically refer to gays and bi's. It includes convicts, straight hustlers, etc.

Since: Dec 08

Indianapolis, IN

#5 Feb 15, 2012
"The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to exact a heavy toll on communities of color. While blacks represent 14 percent of the total U.S. population, the new estimates find that they accounted for 44 percent of new HIV infections in 2009. The HIV infection rate among blacks in 2009 was almost eight times as high as that of whites. The HIV infection rate among black men was the highest of any group by race and sex – more than six times that of white men – and the rate among black women was 15 times that of white women. There was no statistically significant change in HIV incidence from 2006 to 2009 overall, among black men or black women.

Hispanics represent approximately 16 percent of the total U.S. population, but accounted for 20 percent of new HIV infections in 2009. The HIV infection rate among Hispanics in 2009 was nearly three times as high as that of whites. The HIV infection rate among Hispanic men in 2009 was two and a half times that of white men, and the rate among Hispanic women was more than four times that of white women. There was no statistically significant change in HIV incidence from 2006 to 2009 among Hispanic men or Hispanic women."

http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/HIVIncide...

Now compare that to the rates of incarceration for those ethnicities. Notice any striking similarities? Maybe going to prison is practically a sentence to contract HIV... No, we don't wanna talk about that. How about the number of people who enter prison with HIV vs the number who leave prison with HIV? Nope, no one wants to talk about that either. How about how people leaving prison are called MSM even though they got raped in prison and are excluded in any report on prevalence of homosexuality, which skews the results? How about how the reported number of homosexuals is different from the number of MSM since many men are bi? Nope, don't wanna talk about that.

Nope, you just wanna slam gays.
gobot

Fishers, IN

#6 Feb 16, 2012
krisspykriss wrote:
"The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to exact a heavy toll on communities of color. While blacks represent 14 percent of the total U.S. population, the new estimates find that they accounted for 44 percent of new HIV infections in 2009. The HIV infection rate among blacks in 2009 was almost eight times as high as that of whites. The HIV infection rate among black men was the highest of any group by race and sex – more than six times that of white men – and the rate among black women was 15 times that of white women. There was no statistically significant change in HIV incidence from 2006 to 2009 overall, among black men or black women.
Hispanics represent approximately 16 percent of the total U.S. population, but accounted for 20 percent of new HIV infections in 2009. The HIV infection rate among Hispanics in 2009 was nearly three times as high as that of whites. The HIV infection rate among Hispanic men in 2009 was two and a half times that of white men, and the rate among Hispanic women was more than four times that of white women. There was no statistically significant change in HIV incidence from 2006 to 2009 among Hispanic men or Hispanic women."
http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/HIVIncide...
Now compare that to the rates of incarceration for those ethnicities. Notice any striking similarities? Maybe going to prison is practically a sentence to contract HIV... No, we don't wanna talk about that. How about the number of people who enter prison with HIV vs the number who leave prison with HIV? Nope, no one wants to talk about that either. How about how people leaving prison are called MSM even though they got raped in prison and are excluded in any report on prevalence of homosexuality, which skews the results? How about how the reported number of homosexuals is different from the number of MSM since many men are bi? Nope, don't wanna talk about that.
Nope, you just wanna slam gays.
Moral of the story: Don't go to jail. Homosexuality increases the risk for HIV. Drug users too. It is a result of bad choices.
AndYwonder

Indianapolis, IN

#7 Feb 17, 2012
What do you expect? The average gay male will have over 500 sexual partners in their lifetime. You say you don't know anyone infected with HIV? Yeah, you probably do. They just aren't broadcasting it.
Ali

Manhattan, IL

#8 Feb 17, 2012
I'm unsure why people would be amazed at the significant number of gay men who are HIV positive or even have full-blown AIDS. Even if the man only has a few partners, the very sex act they favor readily lends itself to sharing the HIV virus. Surely, these men don't believe their sexual acts from the 'rear' are normal sexual acts. Each part on our bodies seems designed for a purpose. The eyes are for seeing, the ears are for hearing, the anus is for waste removal. Good grief, what can be normal about inserting a male body part into your anus?

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#9 Feb 18, 2012
The penis is for urinating. Why do you people always forget that? The mouth is for eating, and I've never seen a hetero turn down oral sex.

The anorectal area is replete with its own erogenous nerve bundles--nerves whose only function is to give erotic pleasure. Since you claim everything a a purpose,. what would b the purpose of those nerves in that area?

HIV is spread by unprotected sex. Although it has primarily struck gays in this country, it is primarily hetero by transmission in the rest of the world.
Ali wrote:
I'm unsure why people would be amazed at the significant number of gay men who are HIV positive or even have full-blown AIDS. Even if the man only has a few partners, the very sex act they favor readily lends itself to sharing the HIV virus. Surely, these men don't believe their sexual acts from the 'rear' are normal sexual acts. Each part on our bodies seems designed for a purpose. The eyes are for seeing, the ears are for hearing, the anus is for waste removal. Good grief, what can be normal about inserting a male body part into your anus?
Linda Bledsoe

Pittsburgh, PA

#10 Feb 27, 2012
Most people who get AIDS are very, very stupid. Only a series of poor decisions results in AIDS. It is ironic that the supposedly educated gays are so much more likely to get it. They obviously aren't as smart as they tell you they are on internet forums. ;)
The Ultimate Kaptoz

Borden, IN

#11 Feb 27, 2012
Most gay men and gay male teens think they are invincible now with the new cocktail set of drugs to treat their disease . I watched a 60 minutes report once showing gay make teens at a gay nightclub , They were like I feel better than I ever did, I'm going to have sex, One teen said he has had more sex now with having aids than he did when he didn't, He said I don't feel sick at all.The drug companies have enabled this sick perverted gay men and gay teens to continue to spread their disease to the public and not even care about doing so, Because they feel great with the new drugs they take to combat the disease , We need to set up sanitariums to lock up anyone who comes down with hiv or full aids infection. We had it for other diseases , That will for sure stop the spreading in many ways to protect society. The other solution openly know gay individuals with hiv or aids should be castrated chemically , That applies to women also , Remove their ovaries and tie their tubes. They don't need to have babies being gay and so promiscuous. We need to quarantine them all now!!!

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#12 Feb 27, 2012
There are irresponsible people in all sectors of society. Evidently a huge number of heteros are very very stupid, given that there were over 800,000 abortions last year--just a portion of all the unplanned pregnancies caused by not using birth control. We've known about HIV prevention for around 30 years; you people have known how babies are made for millennia.
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
Most people who get AIDS are very, very stupid. Only a series of poor decisions results in AIDS. It is ironic that the supposedly educated gays are so much more likely to get it. They obviously aren't as smart as they tell you they are on internet forums. ;)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#13 Feb 27, 2012
Most teens think they are invincible, period.

Drug companies treat illnesses; HIV is an illness. That's not enabling any more than they are enabling diabetics by producing insulin, even the ones who need it because of their obesity.

HIV is not easily transmitted and cannot be caught through casual contact. Quarantining patients is just a cover for your concentration-camp sexual fantasies.
The Ultimate Kaptoz wrote:
Most gay men and gay male teens think they are invincible now with the new cocktail set of drugs to treat their disease . I watched a 60 minutes report once showing gay make teens at a gay nightclub , They were like I feel better than I ever did, I'm going to have sex, One teen said he has had more sex now with having aids than he did when he didn't, He said I don't feel sick at all.The drug companies have enabled this sick perverted gay men and gay teens to continue to spread their disease to the public and not even care about doing so, Because they feel great with the new drugs they take to combat the disease , We need to set up sanitariums to lock up anyone who comes down with hiv or full aids infection. We had it for other diseases , That will for sure stop the spreading in many ways to protect society. The other solution openly know gay individuals with hiv or aids should be castrated chemically , That applies to women also , Remove their ovaries and tie their tubes. They don't need to have babies being gay and so promiscuous. We need to quarantine them all now!!!
garf

Indianapolis, IN

#14 Feb 27, 2012
Nothing sexier than an aids ridden man with lesions all over him who talks with a lisp.

NOT!!!
Linda Bledsoe

Pittsburgh, PA

#15 Feb 27, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
There are irresponsible people in all sectors of society. Evidently a huge number of heteros are very very stupid, given that there were over 800,000 abortions last year--just a portion of all the unplanned pregnancies caused by not using birth control. We've known about HIV prevention for around 30 years; you people have known how babies are made for millennia.
<quoted text>
It is hysterical to see the idiotic bigotry you post when you don't like factual postings about AIDS. I couldn't agree more about the idiotic heterosexuals that get abortions, but that is so far off-topic that it is laughable for you to even bring it up in this context. cpeter1313....always good for an early afternoon chuckle. ;)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#16 Feb 27, 2012
Then stay inside and get some speech therapy.
garf wrote:
Nothing sexier than an aids ridden man with lesions all over him who talks with a lisp.
NOT!!!

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#17 Feb 27, 2012
How is irresponsible gay sex any different from irresponsible hetero sex?

BTW--I wasn't singling out the heteros who got abortions; I included ALL heteros who had unexpected pregnancies.
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
<quoted text>
It is hysterical to see the idiotic bigotry you post when you don't like factual postings about AIDS. I couldn't agree more about the idiotic heterosexuals that get abortions, but that is so far off-topic that it is laughable for you to even bring it up in this context. cpeter1313....always good for an early afternoon chuckle. ;)
Linda Bledsoe

Pittsburgh, PA

#18 Feb 28, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
How is irresponsible gay sex any different from irresponsible hetero sex?
BTW--I wasn't singling out the heteros who got abortions; I included ALL heteros who had unexpected pregnancies.
<quoted text>
The similarities end with the common link of irresponsibility. The odds of fatal fallout from irresponsible homo sex versus irresponsible hetero sex are exponentially higher. This is a statistical fact that even your bigotry won't debunk.

Unplanned pregnancies are due to stupidity, dishonesty, or a combination of both. I think we can certainly agree on this fact, but the topic is about the proliferation of AIDS among homosexuals, specifically homosexual males. I will gladly entertain you with a discussion on the idiocy of unplanned pregnancy, though. ;)

“Reality is better than truth.”

Since: Nov 09

Indianapolis

#19 Feb 28, 2012
Irresponsible straights are spreading HIV too. As I have noted many times, the stats concern MSM, not just gays. It's almost axiomatic in many penitentiaries that a convict WILL get HIV--these are almost all straight men. Those who get out aren't using safe sex with the women they bed.
Linda Bledsoe wrote:
<quoted text>
The similarities end with the common link of irresponsibility. The odds of fatal fallout from irresponsible homo sex versus irresponsible hetero sex are exponentially higher. This is a statistical fact that even your bigotry won't debunk.
Unplanned pregnancies are due to stupidity, dishonesty, or a combination of both. I think we can certainly agree on this fact, but the topic is about the proliferation of AIDS among homosexuals, specifically homosexual males. I will gladly entertain you with a discussion on the idiocy of unplanned pregnancy, though. ;)
Linda Bledsoe

Pittsburgh, PA

#20 Feb 28, 2012
cpeter1313 wrote:
Irresponsible straights are spreading HIV too.
Yes they are, but at a much, much lower rate. Try as you must, but you positively can not convince anyone that HIV and AIDS is as significant of a problem among heteros as it is among homos. It's simple math, but obviously not simple enough for you to comprehend.

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