This is really important to read. It's short, but wow! How in the world can
ANY school justify teaching this to kids as a positive or neutral lifestyle?
Also, note the estimate on the numbers of homosexual males. It's rising.
Centers for Disease Control
HIV/AIDS and Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)
Revised June 2007
In the United States, HIV infection and AIDS have had a tremendous effect on
men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM accounted for 71% of all HIV infections
among male adults and adolescents in 2005 (based on data from 33 states with
long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting), even though only about 5%
to 7% of male adults and adolescents in the United States identify
themselves as MSM [1, 2].
The number of HIV diagnoses for MSM decreased during the 1980s and 1990s,
but recent surveillance data show an increase in HIV diagnoses for this
group [3, 4]. Additionally, racial disparities exist with regard to HIV
diagnoses within the MSM population. A recent study, conducted in 5 large US
cities, found that HIV prevalence among black MSM (46%) was more than twice
that among white MSM (21%) .
The recent overall increase in HIV diagnoses for MSM, coupled with racial
disparities, strongly points to a continued need for appropriate prevention
and education services tailored for specific subgroups of MSM, especially
those who are members of minority races/ethnicities.
HIV/AIDS in 2005
(The following bullets refer to the 33 states with long-term, confidential
name-based HIV reporting. See the box, before the References section, for a
list of the 33 states.)
**In the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting, an
estimated 19,620 MSM (18,296 MSM and 1,324 MSM who inject drugs) received a
diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, accounting for 71% of male adults and adolescents and
53% of all people receiving an HIV/AIDS diagnosis that year .
**The number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses among MSM (including MSM who inject
drugs) increased 11% from 2001 through 2005 . It is not known whether
this increase is due to an increase in the testing of persons with risk
factors, which results in more HIV diagnoses, or due to an increase in cases
of HIV infection
**An estimated 231,893 MSM (207,810 MSM and 24,083 MSM who inject drugs)
were living with HIV/AIDS .
Transmission categories of male adults and adolescents with HIV/AIDS
diagnosed during 2005
For References and MORE, go to the CDC article,
PO Box 21836
Columbus, OH 43221
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