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Homosexuality and the risk of being infected with HIV

Someone on fb just posted that 90 percent of HIV cases are from homosexuals in America can someone help me out with the truth. Is that true or not. I honestly don't think it is partly because it's from a religious asshole but if it is I'd like to know before I let my bitchyness out of the bad lol

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skinnyslokita

Asked by skinnyslokita at 5:47 PM on Mar. 27, 2013 in Health

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  • Not true.
    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 5:48 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Here's a site showing in males it was about 77% in 2010.


    link

    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:51 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • *edit* 81% when adding male to male with IDU.
    anng.atlanta

    Answer by anng.atlanta at 5:53 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • CDC

    feralxat

    Answer by feralxat at 5:53 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • From what I can find, 53-54% of the HIV cases in the us are gay men. 90% of those are believed to have contracted the disease from homosexual sex.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 5:54 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • The fastest growing population with HIV are young people who contracted the virus heterosexually. The gay population continues to be largely affected but no where NEAR 90% I think last the CDC said it was close to 61% but it's absolutely possible that I'm not remembering correctly.

    Currently, I'd be more worried about my straight daughter......
    Mrs_Prissy

    Answer by Mrs_Prissy at 5:59 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • According to the CDC the estimates are closer to 60%. 

    QuinnMae

    Answer by QuinnMae at 6:00 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • I remember back in the 80's people thought that. Because the news and medical people where telling us that.
    So you are going to tell me their are still people out their who believe it is a gay issue only? 2013 here. Every one can get AIDs.
    louise2

    Answer by louise2 at 6:02 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • How did aids start? In a mans butthole?
    staciandababy

    Answer by staciandababy at 6:20 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

  • Thanks ladies :)
    skinnyslokita

    Comment by skinnyslokita (original poster) at 6:20 PM on Mar. 27, 2013

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