US Gays HIV Infection Rising
US Gays HIV Infection Rising – A recent study has shown that one in five homosexual men who are living in 21 major US cities are infected with the HIV virus and nearly half of those who are infected are unaware of it. The study was conducted by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. They also found that the level of HIV infection among homosexual men rose nearly 17 percent from 2005 to 2008, showing that the level infection has continued to grow and is devastating the homosexual community in most large cities.
Currently, 19 percent of men who engage in sexual relationships with other men are HIV positive and 44 percent of those who have the disease are unaware that they have been infected. The study was conducted on more than 8,000 homosexual men and was published in the Morbidity and Mortality weekly Report.
The message of the study shows that the level of HIV among homosexuals is quickly rising, and most are not aware of this fact because they do not get tested. Gays of all ethnicities are affected by AIDS, but it appears that the African American community has been most heavily impacted. 28 percent of African American homosexuals have HIV, while Hispanic sit at 18 percent and whites sit at 16 percent.