I absolutely despise political correctness and official dissimulation tiptoeing around the obvious.
Why can't they just say that 2% of all AIDS "victims" are intravenous drug users, and the remainder (50 times as many) are male perverts?
“Why can’t they just say that 2% of all AIDS “victims” are intravenous drug users, and the remainder (50 times as many) are male perverts?”
Because it wouldn’t be true.. This study is talking about estimates of AIDS rates, you’re talking sheer numbers. In sheer numbers, male-male contact is present in only (hah) about 51-55% of cases.
Of course, since gays make up such a small segment of the population, their RATE is much higher, hence the 50x estimate. But it is not true that 98% of AIDS victims are men who have sex with men.
Incidentally though, about 98% of cases are among people engaging in some kind of high-risk conduct, the three biggest being male gay sex, intravenous drugs, and high-risk heterosexual sex. High-risk heterosexual sex mostly being heterosexual sex with people engaging in the previous two categories.