MuchMoreThanMuscle saidNow I'm wondering if you're even gay. Please stop wasting internet space by providing us your theories on vaginal and anal sex and which one is riskier.
They're not my theories. It's obvious.
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidYou attacked me in a thread about syphilis which was completely unsolicited and you were way off base. You're all about shaming and judging sexual behavior.
If you keep going for STD tests you're either paranoid or unsure who your sex partners are.
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidJust because you follow HIV for three decades doesn't mean you're an expert. The only people who succumb to full blown AIDS are those from impoverished areas such as Africa. And this is due to lack of modern medical care.
Never said I was an expert.
MuchMoreThanMuscle saidToday in the US, less than 1% of people with HIV succumb to AIDS and die. You're promoting old outdated information. And the growing demographic of people in America who are becoming HIV+ are teenagers irrespective of sexual orientation. Go to the CDC website and learn current stats.
They're mostly gay. You must be living under a rock.HIV Among YouthFast Facts
Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 26% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010.Most new HIV infections among youth occur among gay and bisexual males; there was a 22% increase in estimated new infections in this group from 2008 to 2010.
Almost 60% of youth with HIV in the United States do not know they are infected.
Youth in the United States account for a substantial number of HIV infections. Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men* account for most new infections in the age group 13 to 24; black/African American** or Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men are especially affected.
Continual HIV prevention outreach and education efforts, including programs on abstinence, delaying the initiation of sex, and negotiating safer sex for the spectrum of sexuality among youth—homosexual, bisexual, heterosexual, and transgender—are urgently needed for a new generation at risk.
New HIV Infections Among Youth (Aged 13–24 Years)
In 2010, youth made up 17% of the US population, but accounted for an estimated 26% (12,200) of all new HIV infections (47,500) in the United States.In 2010, young gay and bisexual men accounted for an estimated 19% (8,800) of all new HIV infections in the United States and 72% of new HIV infections among youth. These young men were the only age group that showed a significant increase in estimated new infections—22% from 2008 (7,200) through 2010 (8,800).
In 2010, black youth accounted for an estimated 57% (7,000) of all new HIV infections among youth in the United States, followed by Hispanic/Latino (20%, 2,390) and white (20%, 2,380) youth.
HIV and AIDS Diagnoses and Deaths Among Youth (Aged 13-24)
An estimated 10,456 youth were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States and six dependent areas in 2011, representing 21% of an estimated 50,199 people diagnosed during that year. Seventy-eight percent (8,140) of these diagnoses occurred in those aged 20 to 24, the highest number and population rate of HIV diagnoses of any age group (36.3 new HIV diagnoses/100,000 people).By the end of 2010, of the estimated 39,035 youth living with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States and 6 dependent areas: An estimated 27,621 HIV diagnoses were among young men. Of these, 77% of HIV diagnoses were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact
and 13% to perinatal exposure.
An estimated 11,413 HIV diagnoses were among young women. Of these, 56% were attributed to heterosexual contact and 34% to perinatal exposure.
In 2011, an estimated 3,004 youth in the United States and six dependent areas were diagnosed with AIDS, a number that has increased 29% since 2008.
By the end of 2010, an estimated 11,731 youth with an AIDS diagnosis had died in the United States and six dependent areas since the HIV epidemic began.
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