54% of U.S. HIV Infections Caused by Homosexual Activity Among Men, 13-29

Thu Jun 18, 2009 - 12:15 pm EST

By Alex Bush

June 18, 2009 ( – The U.S. Center for Disease Control has issued a fact sheet which says that 54% of HIV infections among males, aged 13-29, were caused by homosexual contact in 2006. This is opposed to 34% of infections caused by heterosexual contact in the same demographic.

“From 2001 through 2006, male-to-male sex was the largest HIV transmission category in the United States and the only one associated with an increasing number of HIV/AIDS diagnoses,” the fact sheet said.

The article further states that 77% of HIV positive homosexual men between the ages of 15 and 29 do not know that they are infected.

The demographic of young adult homosexual males between the ages of 13 and 29 is the only noticeably growing demographic in terms of HIV infection. The other age demographics seem reasonably stable in comparison says the CDC.

See the CDC Fact Sheet here

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