Political correctness to the extreme. In the statistics, “homosexual contact” is the least cause (0.5%) of HIV/AID spread. “Men having sex with men” is the biggest cause (36%)
Effing ridiculous. The truth is that most of this is still due to homosexuals, drug users, and guys in the hood paying for hookers.
My guess is they’re not being politically correct, but are being specific. Sexuality isn’t as black and white as gay/straight - it’s a continuum. There are men who, on the continuum, are mostly straight, but have (and act on) their coexistent attraction to other men.
So when these men have sex, it would be inaccurate to call it “homosexual contact”, because they’re not homosexual men. It is more accurate to call it “men having sex with men”.
If it were only about gay men, there would be no explanation for why so many non-drug using, married women get HIV.
I think it makes a lot of men more psychologically comfortable to think that sexuality is dichotomous, but it’s just not reality. It’s like people saying that Obama is black, and disregarding that he is half white.