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.
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