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Wednesday, October 16, 2013

HIV IS STILL MOSTLY A HOMOSEXUAL DISEASE


Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) are approximately 2% of the United States population, yet men who have sex with men are the most severely affected by HIV. In 2010, young MSM (aged 13-24 years) accounted for 72% of new HIV infections among all persons aged 13 to 24, and 30% of new infections among all MSM. At the end of 2010, an estimated 489,121 (56%) persons living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States were MSM or MSM-IDU.



For years, workers at the CDC have published the HIV Surveillance Report, which dispels the myths about HIV conjured by those working for mainstream media who push agendas. 

The annual HIV Surveillance Report provides an overview on the current epidemiology of HIV disease in the United States and dependent areas. CDC funds state and territorial health departments to collect surveillance data on persons diagnosed with HIV infection; all personal identifiers are removed from these data before being transmitted to CDC via a secure data network. Data are analyzed by CDC and then displayed by age, race, sex, transmission category, and jurisdiction (where appropriate). Prior to the 2008 reporting year, the report was referred to as the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. The report is published annually in late summer or early fall.