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US report shows active homosexuals account for most new HIV infections

Catholic World News - September 29, 2010

A new government study of AIDS in the US shows that active homosexual men account for nearly half of all Americans who are HIV-positive, and constitute the only group that still shows a rising rate of HIV infection.

The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports that “men who have sex with men” suffer 53% of the new HIV infections reported each year, although they comprise only 4% of the American population. “HIV diagnoses among [active homosexuals’ in the US is more than 44 times that of other men,” the CDC reports.

While the rate of HIV infection among other risk groups (such as drug users) has declined, the CDC survey shows, the infection rate among active homosexuals continues on an upward trend.

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  • Posted by: voxfem - Oct. 03, 2010 10:15 PM ET USA

    And still sex ed courses are not allowed to talk about the dangers of the homosexual lifestyle.

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