83% OF NEW HIV CASES ARE GAY & BISEXUAL MEN, 92% ARE BETWEEN 13 TO 24

Apr 11, 2017 by

“83% OF NEW HIV CASES ARE GAY & BISEXUAL MEN, 92% ARE BETWEEN 13 TO 24”

From: Centers for Disease and Prevention

 

[COMMENTS FROM DONNA GARNER –

Fact:  There is no independent, empirical, medical research to prove that people who consider themselves to be LGBT are born that way. Familial and societal mores and environments can play a part in people deciding to participate in LGBT sexual activities, but it is still a choice.

What should raise huge concerns among those who work with teenagers is this latest statistic from the Centers for Disease and Prevention: “Gay and bisexual men accounted for 83% (29,418) of the estimated new HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 and older and 67% of the total estimated new diagnoses in the United States.” Students need to be apprised of the huge risks that follow their choice to participate in LGBT sexual activities; and if schools offer sex education courses, they need to state clearly the medical, psychological, and emotional dangers of choosing the LGBT lifestyle.]

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4.10.17 – Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

 

Excerpts from these CDC reports

 

“HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men”

https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html

 

  • Gay and bisexual men are more severely affected by HIV than any other group in the United States.

 

  • From 2005 to 2014, HIV diagnoses decreased in the United States by 19% overall, but increased 6% among all gay and bisexual men, driven by increases among African American and Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men…

 

Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with menamade up an estimated 2% of the population but 55% of people living with HIV in the United States in 2013. If current diagnosis rates continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black/African Americanb gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Hispanic/Latinoc gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bisexual men. But these rates are not inevitable.

 

…HIV and AIDS Diagnosesd

In 2014:

  • Gay and bisexual men accounted for 83% (29,418) of the estimated new HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 and older and 67% of the total estimated new diagnoses in the United States.

 

  • Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 92% of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group and 27% of new diagnoses among all gay and bisexual men. 

 

  • Gay and bisexual men accounted for an estimated 54% (11,277) of people diagnosed with AIDS. Of those men, 39% were African American, 32% were white, and 24% were Hispanic/Latino.
  • Gay and bisexual men continue to experience the greatest burden of HIV compared to any other group in the United States. Therefore gay and bisexual men have an increased chance of being exposed to HIV. A 2016 analysis estimated that there are nearly 4.5 million gay and bisexual men in the United States and that 15% are living with HIV infection (11% diagnosed).

 

  • Nearly 1 in 7 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are unaware they have it.People who don’t know they have HIV cannot get the medicines they need to stay healthy and reduce the likelihood of transmitting HIV to their partners. Therefore, they may transmit the infection to others without knowing it.

 

  • Most gay and bisexual men acquire HIV through having anal sex with an HIV-positive person without using a condom or without taking daily medicine to prevent HIV called pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP)or without their partner taking medicine to treat HIV called antiretroviral therapy (ART). Anal sex is the riskiest type of sex for getting or transmitting HIV. Receptive anal sex is 13 times as risky for acquiring HIV as insertive anal sex. Using condoms the right way every time and taking medicines to prevent or treat HIV each can reduce the risk of getting or transmitting HIV. Combining 2 or more options provides more protection from HIV and condoms also protect from some sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).

 

  • Gay and bisexual men are also at increased risk for other STDs, like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia.

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4.7.17 – CDC

 

“State-Specific Rates of Primary and Secondary Syphilis Among Men Who Have Sex with Men”

 

 

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/volumes/66/wr/mm6613a1.htm?s_cid=mm6613a1_w

 

In 2015, 81.7% of male primary and secondary syphilis cases with information on the sex of the sex partner were among gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (collectively referred to as MSM) (1). These data suggest a disproportionate incidence of disease among MSM.

 

 

Primary and secondary syphilis cases in the 44 states included in the analysis accounted for 83.4% of all 23,872 reported primary and secondary syphilis cases in the United States in 2015. Among the reported primary and secondary syphilis cases among men and women in these 44 states in 2015, 12,118 (60.8%) were among MSM, including 10,942 (54.9%) among men who had sex with men only and 1,176 (5.9%) cases among men who had sex with both men and women.

 

… In every state, the incidence of reported syphilis among MSM was higher than the incidence among men who have sex with women only, with rate ratios ranging from 39.2 to 342.1. 

 

 

Because MSM represent the majority of all primary and secondary syphilis cases, the success of syphilis prevention programs is contingent upon addressing the high rates of syphilis among MSM

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