Skip to comments.HIV Diagnoses Down, Except for Young Gay Males
Posted on 07/21/2014 11:35:52 AM PDT by SeekAndFind
A new report offers good and bad news about the AIDS epidemic in the United States: The annual diagnosis rate of HIV, the virus that causes the disease, has dropped by one-third in the general population but has climbed among young gay and bisexual males.
Significantly fewer heterosexuals, drug users and women were diagnosed each year with HIV, according to the report from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. However, the annual diagnosis rate more than doubled for young gay and bisexual males.
The push for safer sex may be falling on deaf ears in a generation too young to have seen the ravages of AIDS, said report co-author Amy Lansky, deputy director for surveillance, epidemiology and laboratory sciences at the CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention.
"It's been more than 30 years since the first cases were reported," she said. "It's harder to maintain that sense of urgency."
The report only looked at people diagnosed with HIV, and health officials think many more are infected with the virus but don't know it. The statistics also don't say anything about when these people were infected, making it hard to pinpoint trends in efforts to prevent transmission of the virus.
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Come on everybody we’ve got quilting to do.
Gee, why is that??
Now, however could that be?
13 to 24?!!!!!!!!
This is racist.
Here are the key paragraphs:
In the new report, published in the July 23/30 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association, researchers examined HIV diagnoses in the United States from 2002 to 2011 in people aged 13 and older.
Although almost 500,000 people were diagnosed with HIV during that time, the annual rate of diagnoses fell from 24 out of every 100,000 people to 16 — a decline of 33 percent.
“But the diagnosis rate jumped among males aged 13 to 24, suggesting that many gay and bisexual young men aren’t using condoms during sex. The number of newly diagnosed cases in that age group rose from about 3,000 to about 7,000, Lansky said.”
RE: This is racist.
It can’t be. The news is good for both Blacks and Hispanics.
FROM THE ARTICLE:
“For blacks and Hispanics, the rates of diagnosis declined 37 percent and 41 percent, respectively.”
And with 2% of the population identifying as gay...I wonder what these stats TRULY mean?
Nobody really thinks all that money goes into AIDS medical research or [cough-cough] prevention, do they? You want to know how homosexuality has managed to infiltrate every aspect of our lives? There’s one of your answers. $$$$$$$$$$
Is that what they’re calling it now?
It’s going to be spiking in other populations soon, too, given the increasing number of heterosexuals toying with sodomy.
I guess all those 13-year-olds are getting HIV from their mother’s milk, no doubt.
It's just God taking out the trash.
“13 to 24?!!!!!!!! “
Because the 24 year old raped the 13 year old and gave him the AIDS.
13 year old boys are NOT gay. 13 year old boy or girls should never be having sex with anyone for any reason.
It ain’t just that they are homosexuals, it is the fact that they erm, share body fluids with so many other homosexuals as if someone is keeping score.
If two young gay men were actually loyal to each other they could probably avoid AIDS, although it is still a very very unhealthy lifestyle fraught with medical problems.
AIDS cures Queerness.
As time goes by, the percentage of older gay men who have HIV increases. This means that, if a young gay has anal sex with an older gay, the probability of being infected has also increased.
Fags and AIDS. Like flies to a heaping pile of crap.
And now you know why ObamaCare was so desperately pushed, with no denial for pre-existing conditions.
RE: According to the CDC, the average survival duration for people diagnosed with HIV has increased “from 10.5 to 22.5 years from 1996 to 2005
Magic Johnson has already crossed that threshold.
Wasting money on AIDS research is like wasting money on finding a prevention for liver damage among alcoholics.
Everyone has AIDS!
“Magic Johnson has already crossed that threshold.”
He’s also an amazing athlete who kept in shape and was apparently not overly active in the gay lifestyle.
AIDS is a bit like malaria. It’s a chronic condition that will eventually “get you,” but your lifestyle can push the end off a long way.
I knew the bucket was huge, but had no idea until I did a little research for this thread.
Money for breast cancer is way out of whack, too, compared to prostate cancer.
I guess straight males should just work and die.
“And with 2% of the population identifying as gay...I wonder what these stats TRULY mean?”
With roughly 160 million men in the U.S., and 27 million of them under 15, 2% would leave us with about 2.6 million gay men. With an infection rate of 500,000 per year that would mean virtually all young gay men are being infected, since the older ones already have been.
Keep in mind that anal sex and injected drugs is pretty much the only way (statically) for a man to get infected with HIV.
THere is no way near an infection rate of 500,000 per year; there’s about 50,000.
There are about 2 million gay men, of whom about 800,000 to 1 million are infected. An additional 500,000 have died.
Of the newly infected, 28,500 are gay men who do not use intravenuous drugs; 8,000 are black heterosexuals including those who engage in heterosexual sodomy; 1300 are white heterosexual women; only 546 were white men
Don’t flip out over that needle prick, doctors and nurses: Only 0.4% of those acquiring HIV infections from means other than drug use of sex get AIDS from the HIV infection. (in 2010, that’s 31 out of 7,600.)
The movie philomena (blech) was about a woman in the olden days who couldn’t keep her knees together. Had a kid, the orphanage sold the baby. He grew up homo, died of aids.
The reason: Reagan cut aids funding.
HORRIBLE MOVIE. But what does one expect from weinstein.
“THere is no way near an infection rate of 500,000 per year; theres about 50,000.”
I got the 500K number from the article... However it doesn’t matter. Even at 50K per year all the people who engage in anal sex are at an extreme risk. The disease is a blood disease and is spread through anal sex and dirty needles. Women who get it from their bi partner are also overwhelming getting it through anal sex.
Could this mean that IV narcotic use is declining?
I also believe that part of I may be that Magic Johnson takes his medications consistently, and doesn’t have coexisting illnesses.