Is there a particular reason you don't use the official CDC website for your copy and paste stuff? I mean here it is:<quoted text>
Check this out from the CDC-
"Gay and bisexual men referred to in CDC surveillance systems as men who have sex with men (MSM)
of all races continue to be the risk group most severely affected by HIV. CDCs most recent data show that between 2006 and 2009, the number of new infections that occur each year increased among young MSM driven by an alarming 48 percent increase among young, black MSM 13 to 29 years old. These data clearly show the urgent need to expand access to proven HIV prevention programs for gay and bisexual men, and to develop new approaches to fight HIV in this population.
MSM account for nearly half of the 1.1 million people living with HIV in the United States (52%, or an estimated
592,100 total persons).
MSM account for more than half of all new HIV infections in the United States each year (61%, or an estimated 29,300
While CDC estimates that only 4 percent of men in the United States are MSM, the rate of new HIV diagnoses among
MSM in the United States is more than 44 times that of other men (range: 522 989 per 100,000 MSM vs. 12 per
100,000 other men)." http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/newsroom/docs/2012...
Besides.......it matters not what the ESTIMATES are.........we don't deny marriage rights to straights who carry STD's, do we?