CDC stats show the reality of HIV compared to politically correct messaging.
I say politically correct because years ago I had a conversation with a doctor who warned me that if you do a demographic breakdown of who gets AIDS or HIV it will be deemed “controversial”. At the time, I didn’t grasp his warning. He’s a doctor and you’d figured people would listen to him.
Fast forward many years and I was in a personal conversation and had seen the HIV stats. I relayed them in the conversation. It was not well received even though it was the truth. In fact, many people, who no fault of their own and constant messaging “everyone gets HIV”, does not know the real stats. So I figured I’d do a post on it.
So here are the stats via the CDC:
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with mena account for 70% of new HIV infections in the United States.
- New HIV infections among gay and bisexual men overall remained stable in recent years.
- More than 600,000 gay and bisexual men are living with HIV in the United States.
In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections.
From 2010 to 2014, estimated annual HIV infections remained stable at about 26,000 per year among all gay and bisexual men. However, trends varied by age and race/ethnicity. Estimated HIV infections
- Declined 16% among gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24.
- Increased 23% among gay and bisexual men aged 25 to 34.
- Declined 16% among gay and bisexual men aged 35 to 44.
- Declined 11% among white gay and bisexual men.
- Increased 14% among Hispanic/Latinoc gay and bisexual men.
- Remained stable among black or African Americandgay and bisexual men, at about 10,000 per year.