CDC: 70% of New HIV Infections in Gay Men -- Anal Sex Riskiest Behavior

By Michael W. Chapman | May 4, 2018 | 11:18am EDT
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(CNSNews.com) -- Contrary to the oft-repeated claims of the liberal media that "anyone can get AIDS," data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) show that 70% of new HIV infections are among gay and bisexual men, and that the riskiest sexual behavior is anal sex, especially receptive anal sex (bottoming). 

According to the CDC "Fast Facts" page on "HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men," in 2014 (latest complete data) "gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections." 

That 70% translated into 26,200 cases of HIV infection in 2014. HIV, the human immunodeficiency virus, is the virus that causes AIDS, or acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. 

(Source: CDC) 

At the end of 2014, states the CDC, "an estimated 615,400 gay and bisexual men were living with HIV. Of those, 17.3% were unaware of their infection." In that same year, 6,110 gay and bisexual men died from HIV infection. 

Although one can get HIV by sharing needles for intravenous drug use -- 9% of new HIV infections in 2016 were by needle use -- the highest risk of infection comes from gay men engaging in anal sex, according to the CDC.

"Anal sex is the riskiest type of sex for getting or transmitting HIV," according to the CDC. "Receptive anal sex is 13 times as risky for getting HIV as insertive anal sex."

"Most gay and bisexual men get HIV through having anal sex without condoms or medicines to prevent or treat HIV," reported the CDC. In addition, "gay and bisexual men are also at increased risk for other sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia."

According to HIV.gov, "The U.S. government investment in the domestic response to HIV has risen to more than $26 billion per year." (Emphasis added.)

(Source: HIV.gov)

 

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