GAYS/AIDS MY SON BROUGHT THIS TO MY ATTENTION
MY SON WAS WATHCHIN TV.... AND ON A SIT COM. THERE WAS A BATTY MAN, HANGIN AROUND A HIS STRAIGHT FAMILY AND FREINDS ...
MY SON IMMEDIETLY IDENTIFIED THE BATTY MAN, BY THE WAY HE TALKED. AND TURNED OFF THE T V . HE ASKED ME WHY ARE GAY PEOPLE ALOWD ON T V ? "GOD DONT LIKE NASTY NESS." I SAID "YOUR RIGHT SON GOD DOESNT LOVE NASTYNESS."..
THE REASON WHY THEY ARE ON TV , IS THAT A LOT OF GAYS HAVE MONEY
AND THEY ARE USIN THE MEDIA TO BREAK THYE ICE SO TO SPEAK ..
THE MORE PEOPLE SEE THEM IN PUBLIC OR ON TV ,THEY THINK THAT THEY CAN EASE ON IN TO SOCIETY AND BE LOOKED AT AS JUST SIMPLY NORMAL PEOPLE DOIN WHAT NORMAL PEOPLE DO !!!!! IF THEY KEEP UP THE MEDIA WORK
WATCH HOW MANY KIDS TURN GAY BEFORE HIGHSCHOOL THINKIN ITS OK TO BE GAY !!!!!
GAY SEX IS MORE THAN IMMORAL !!!!!!IT IS DANGEROUS DEADLY!!!!
Revised June 2007 MSM MEN WHO HAVE SEX WITH MEN /THESE R THE FACTS
In the United States, HIV infection and AIDS have had a tremendous effect on men who have sex with men (MSM). MSM accounted for 71% of all HIV infections among male adults and adolescents in 2005 (based .. from 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting), even though only about 5% to 7% of male adults and adolescents in the United States identify themselves as MSM [1, 2].
The number of HIV diagnoses for MSM decreased during the 1980s and 1990s, but recent surveillance data show an increase in HIV diagnoses for this group [3, 4]. Additionally, racial disparities exist with regard to HIV diagnoses within the MSM population. A recent study, conducted in 5 large US cities, found that HIV prevalence among black MSM (46%) was more than twice that among white MSM (21%) .
The recent overall increase in HIV diagnoses for MSM, coupled with racial disparities, strongly points to a continued need for appropriate prevention and education services tailored for specific subgroups of MSM, especially those who are members of minority races/ethnicities.
HIV/AIDS in 2005
(The following bullets refer to the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting. See the box, before the References section, for a list of the 33 states.)
In the 33 states with long-term, confidential name-based HIV reporting, an estimated 19,620 MSM (18,296 MSM and 1,324 MSM who inject drugs) received a diagnosis of HIV/AIDS, accounting for 71% of male adults and adolescents and 53% of all people receiving an HIV/AIDS diagnosis that year .
The number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses among MSM (including MSM who inject drugs) increased 11% from 2001 through 2005 . It is not known whether this increase is due to an increase in the testing of persons with risk factors, which results in more HIV diagnoses, or due to an increase in cases of HIV infection
An estimated 231,893 MSM (207,810 MSM and 24,083 MSM who inject drugs) were living with HIV/AIDS .
Transmission categories of male adults and adolescents with HIV/AIDS diagnosed during 2005
IS IT I RONIC THAT STRAIGHT PEOPLE PRACTICING HIGH RISK SEX ONLY MAKE UP 15 PECENT OF THE INFECTED THAT MAKES ME KNOW THAT IN THE CLOSET MEN MOST LIKELY SPREAD THAT TO OUR QUEENS
I COULDNT COPY THE GRAPHS ILL GIVE U THE LINK CHECK FOR YOUR SELF
An estimated 19,248 MSM (17,230 MSM and 2,018 MSM who inject drugs) received a diagnosis of AIDS, accounting for 65% of male adults and adolescents and 47% of all people who received a diagnosis of AIDS .
An estimated 7,293 MSM (5,929 MSM and 1,364 MSM who inject drugs) with AIDS died, accounting for 60% of all men and 45% of all people with AIDS who died .
Since the beginning of the epidemic, an estimated 517,992 MSM (452,111 MSM and 65,881 MSM who inject drugs) had received a diagnosis of AIDS, accounting for 68% of male adults and adolescents who received a diagnosis of AIDS and 54% of all people who received a diagnosis of AIDS .
Since the beginning of the epidemic, an estimated 300,669 MSM (260,749 MSM and 39,920 MSM who inject drugs) with AIDS had died, accounting for 68% of male adults and adolescents with AIDS who had died and 57% of all people with AIDS who had died .
At the end of 2005, an estimated 217,323 MSM (191,362 MSM and 25,961 MSM who inject drugs) were living with AIDS, representing 67% of male adults and adolescents living with AIDS and 52% of all people living with AIDS .
Risk Factors and Barriers to Prevention
Sexual Risk Factors
Sexual risk factors account for most HIV infections in MSM. These factors include unprotected sex and sexually transmitted diseases (STDs).
Having anal sex without a condom continues to be a significant threat to the health of MSM . Unprotected anal sex (barebacking) with casual partners is an increasing concern. Not all the reasons for an apparent increase in unprotected anal intercourse are known, but research points to the following factors: optimism about improved HIV treatment, substance use, complex sexual decision making, seeking sex partners on the Internet, and failure to practice safer sex . Some of these men may be serosorting, or only having sex (or unprotected sex) with a partner whose HIV serostatus, they believe, is the same as their own. Although serosorting between MSM who have tested HIV-positive is likely to prevent new HIV transmission to persons who are not infected, the effectiveness of serosorting between men who have tested HIV-negative has not been established. Serosorting with condom use may further reduce the risk of HIV transmission. However, for men with casual partners, serosorting alone is likely to be less effective than always using condoms because some men do not know or disclose their HIV serostatus .
STDs, which increase the risk for HIV infection, remain an important health issue for MSM. According to the Gonococcal Isolate Surveillance Project, the proportion of gonorrhea-positive test results among MSM increased from 4% in 1988 to 20.2% in 2004 . Rates of syphilis among MSM have increased in some urban areas, including Chicago, New York, San Francisco, and Seattle [10–12]. In the 9 US cities participating in the MSM Prevalence Monitoring Project, the rates of STDs and HIV positivity varied by race and ethnicity but tended to be highest among black and Hispanic MSM . In addition to increasing susceptibility to HIV, STDs are markers for high-risk sexual practices, through which HIV infection can be transmitted .
Unknown HIV Serostatus
Approximately 25% of people in the United States who are infected with HIV do not know they are infected .
Through its National HIV Behavioral Surveillance system, CDC found that 25% of the MSM surveyed in 5 large US cities were infected with HIV and 48% of those infected were unaware of their infections .
In a recent CDC study of young MSM, 77% of those who tested HIV-positive mistakenly believed that they were not infected . Young black MSM in this study were more likely to be unaware of their infection?approximately 9 of 10 young black MSM compared with 6 of 10 young white MSM. Of the men who tested positive, most (74%) had previously tested negative for HIV infection, and 59% believed that they were at low or very low risk.
Research has shown that many people who learn that they are infected with HIV alter their behaviors to reduce their risk of transmitting the virus [16, 17]. Therefore, increasing the proportion of people who know their HIV serostatus can help decrease HIV transmission.
SO MY 10 YEAR OLD SON IN HIS OWN HEART KNOWS RIGHT FROM WRONG HED DIIDNT EVEN WANT TO HEAR A BATTY MAN TALK OUT OF HIS NASTY MOUTH ...THE BIG PICTURE TO I IS THAT OUT OF THE 71 PERCENT OF GAYS ONLY 5 OR SO % ADMITTED THEY WERE HAVIN SEX W MEN MEANING THEY PROBABLY STILL HAVE SEX WITH WOMAN!!!! THAT IS EARTH QUAKE SUNAMI KATRINA I RAQ ALL IN ONE DEATH!!!!