CDC Report: 57% of New HIV Infections Involve Homosexual Behavior

A new report is out from the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR).

It tells us essentially the same thing we’ve known for years, the same thing the CDC and other health organizations have been telling us for years: homosexual behavior involves drastically elevated risk of AIDS/HIV infection.

Men who have sex with men (MSM) are at increased risk for infection with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). In 2006, 57% of new HIV infections in the United States occurred among MSM…Of those who were infected, 44% were unaware of their infection.

The study was very thorough.  For the study, 28,468 men were approached, 12,325 were screened for participation in the survey at 626 venues in 21 cities. Of those who were screened, 11,074 (90%) were eligible for the survey.  Of those who were eligible, 8,153 homosexual men from 21 metropolitan areas were determined to meet the criteria for the study.

Consider the implications of this study: 57% of new HIV infections are associated with homosexual behavior–from a segment of the population comprising less than 2.9% of the total population.

If AIDS were not a behavior-related disease, we would expect less than 2.9% of new HIV infections from the homosexual population–yet it is 20 times what it should be, were that the case.

Yet the “mainstream” media and government PR sources maintain the whitewash about homosexual behavior, insisting the public believe that AIDS must miraculously happens to people, with no connection whatsoever to their behavior…that homosexual behavior is normal, natural and healthy.

We throw more money at AIDS than any other disease–phenomenally more, when you consider the number of people affected by each disease. While things like heart disease are frequently totally beyond the control of their victims, AIDS infections are almost entirely within the behavioral control of the victim. Simply making a healthy, moral choice about behavior virtually guarantees safety from the disease.

While we whitewash and ignore the dangers of homosexual behavior, people continue to get deathly sick and die.  We consider it our moral duty to mount public education campaigns to warn people about risky prescription drugs and smoking…yet we deliberately whitewash the dangers of homosexual behavior.  Why?  It has become a politically correct and politically protected sexual behavior.

That would be hateful and mean-spirited to tell people that their sexual behavior is aberrant and dangerous, it is claimed.  Tell me: if you were about to do something that would put you in harm’s way, would you consider a warning from someone an act of hate or an act of concern?

18 Responses to “CDC Report: 57% of New HIV Infections Involve Homosexual Behavior”

  1. HIV is one of the most preventable diseases that afflict man. For governments (i.e., taxpayers) to spend billions upon billions for HIV research and education is absurd. The vast majority of people with HIV in the US knew they were engaging in behavior that put them at very serious risk of contracting the disease. I don’t see how that becomes a problem that all the rest of us must pay billions to try to solve when the solution is very clear.

  2. So what you are saying is that because it is their behavior that causes HIV to be transmitted and spread, that we shouldn’t spend all this money to reseacrh HIV.

    Well 99% of all STD’s are spread by heterosexuals, so should we not spend the research dollars to cure or educate people about their hazards. People eating too much causes diabetes. Because their behavior causes it, should we not research diabetes related to obesity. What about lung cancer and smoking–all behavior related so should we not spend money on research. What about football related spinal cord injuries. Heck even running causes knee cartilage problems, so because it is behavior driven, no research dollars.

    Science doesn’t look at the issue of whether a disease is behavior caused/spread and then decide whether to spend money researching it. And it almost sounds like you are saying just let them die since their behavior caused their problems. Don’t forget when we quit or reduce researching HIV, the innocent heterosexuals who have contacted the diesease will suffer also from lack of research.What do we then tell them ?

  3. A huge portion of the money spent on HIV is for prevention and education. We already know how to prevent it and I cannot imagine that there is a living soul over ten years old that doesn’t know how it is contracted. Medical research always has benefits beyond the immediate contingency, so I am not talking about research money for combating the virus, but government programs for educating and “reaching out” to the sodomite community is a waste of my money and I say we have done all we can in that regard and it’s time for some tough love. If you, a homosexual, prostitute, IV drug user, etc. insist on continuing your self-destructive behavior, then please don’t tell the rest of us that we are responsible for the epidemic and should cough up more and more money in the vain hope of preventing the disease with some magic potion. It is time that you (not you, Dr. Rutledge) take responsibility for the damage and destruction you are inflicting on yourself and society.

    Just today a CDC report stated that one in five homosexual men are afflicted with the virus. This, more than twenty years since we learned what HIV is and how it is spread.

  4. ” If you, a homosexual, prostitute, IV drug user,etc. insist on continuing your self-destructive behavior, then please don’t tell the rest of us that we are responsible for the epidemic and should cough up more money in the vain hope of preventing the disease with some magic potion ”

    It sounds as if you are saying that if a human brings a disease upon himself, that since that is self-inflicted, that research and education about that diesease ( obesity, smoking, HIV ) should occupy a very low wrung on the latter

  5. Whoops, make that ladder, not latter

  6. Brian, just read what I wrote. Don’t put words in my mouth. I object to people that engage in destructive behavior telling the rest of us that we are responsible for solving all their problems. I am not opposed to medical research. How much more education is going to solve the problem of obesity in people who insist on living on Pepsi, potato chips and fried chicken? How many more government programs will it take to convince sodomites that promiscuous anal sex might lead to HIV?

    And yes, those that suffer the consequences of their behavior should not expect that we will foot the bill for all their care. If they have had the foresight to provide for themselves with insurance and financial independence, then I have no quarrel with them. They can do what they want with their lives. When they engage in said behavior in the full knowledge that they will likely suffer the consequences then they should not impose the responsibility on the rest of us.

    In the case of homosexual HIV there are no other factors that lead to the disease than behavior–no genetic propensity, no environmental influences, nothing but sodomy. It is entirely preventable and homosexuals must own this fact and accept the responsibility.

  7. I see what you are saying overall and certainly a group like the obese or homosexuals should not get preferable attention, treatment, education about their illness or research dollars spent in their favor. But neither should a disease be discriminated against in any way because it was brought on by behavior.

    And some good southern fried chicken sounds good right now. No chips and never Pepsi

  8. “Just today a CDC report stated that one in five homosexual men are afflicted with the virus. This, more than twenty years since we learned what HIV is and how it is spread.”

    …actually, the study very specifically targeted only sexually active gay men in areas of the country with the highest rates of HIV infection. (interestingly, 14% of the men screened for the study were rejected because they hadn’t had sex at all in the past year)

    The national average mentioned in the article was significantly lower, one in ten, still high but…

    What was sorely lacking in the study was a heterosexual “control group” to compare and contrast these numbers to… however, we do know that nearly 40% of all births in this country are to unwed mothers and that one in three women will become pregnant before the age of twenty. This, despite having known for millennia how babies are made and how to prevent unwanted pregnancies.

    I think the major obstacle that we will likely never be able to overcome here is that young folks tend to consider themselves to be indestructible… “It will never happen to me” is true of every generation, and most will learn the hard way and very quickly how wrong they are.

  9. Actually the study did look at heterosexuals as well. While only making up less than 3% of the population, homosexuals accounted for the overwhelming majority of HIV infections–far out of proportion.

    For anyone with ears to hear, this information speaks with a megaphone. For those determined to ignore anything and everything in pursuit of a dangerous behavior, not so much.

  10. Actually the study did look at heterosexuals as well. While only making up less than 3% of the population, homosexuals accounted for the overwhelming majority of HIV infections–far out of proportion.

    For anyone with ears to hear, this information speaks with a megaphone. For those determined to ignore anything and everything in pursuit of a dangerous behavior, not so much.

  11. According to US News and World Report:

    Study: 20 Percent of Gay Men Have HIV, Half Don’t Know They’re Infected

    About 20 percent of gay and bisexual men are HIV-positive—but nearly half don’t know it, a new study suggests. More than 8,000 men in 21 cities were tested for the virus in 2008, and 44 percent were unaware they were infected, according to the analysis by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

    Homosexuals and liberal FOGs try to spin these statistics to make it sound not as bad as it actually is, but the facts are a devastating indictment of widespread homosexual promiscuity and disregard for themselves and others.

  12. The 1/5 statistic was from men gathering in gay bars, dance clubs, and (minor) HIV clinics. Statistics from heteros in similar don’t look that great either …

    PS: Of course promiscuity, especially coupled with unprotected sex, is dangerous. It’s a bit of a stretch to assert that to homosexuality or all gay men though, even though they have on average a greater problem with this. If not, being a straight black women in many areas is as bad or worse of a “dangerous lifestyle” … for example.

    PPS: People need to help, not hurt, the main problem in this … instability and/or promiscuity … and pushing people underground and away from commitments (especially the expectation of commitments) like civil unions or even marriage only makes it worse. The long-term closet cases make 1/5 look pleasant.

  13. Then how do you spin the studies about the “straight black women” lifestyle that sees these kinds of numbers (in pockets at least)?

    You seem to confuse homosexuality / gender with promiscuity (which is the real problem), and somehow I doubt any of your solutions would improve the situation.

    PS: I honestly don’t understand how a group who so often and vocaly holds up open families and commitment / monogamy can at the same time think the solution to gay health and other disparities is shoving them more underground and outlawing formal commitments / responsibility. Its everything they preach turned on it’s head for this one minority alone.

  14. The problem with homosexuals is that too many of them spend too much time in gay bars, dance clubs, bath houses, etc. When less than 3% of the population is homosexual and are often indistinguishable at first glance from heterosexuals, it can be pretty hard to find homosexuals for a study; checking where homosexuals frequently hang out makes sense, just like going fishing in a lake makes more sense than hoping to catch a trout along the interstate.

    There are promiscuous heterosexuals too, but the homosexual community vastly exceeds the heterosexual community for promiscuity.

    In addition to this study, many others have also found drastically elevated risk factors for disease and other ailments in the homosexual community. In a number of places (Beijing, for example) the homosexual AIDS rate has been found to be 10 X that of prostitutes.

    You are right that homosexuals need help. They aren’t getting help when people tell them their destructive lifestyle is normal, natural and healthy. Would you consider a doctor helpful and compassionate if he told a cancer patient that his cancer was normal, natural and healthy? Or that drinking the alcohol that was destroying his liver was normal, natural and healthy? Of course not; you’d probably sue him for malpractice.

    We should do the same thing to so-called medical professionals and government officials who stare the mountain of data which shows homosexual behavior is dangerous in the eye and still pat homosexuals on the back for doing it.

  15. Straight black women obtain their higher disease rate from a place similar to that of homosexuals: sexually immoral behavior. Many are promiscuous, and others have sex with men who are promiscuous–both heterosexual and bisexual.

    No, I’m afraid I don’t confuse homosexuality or gender with promiscuity. Anyone can be promiscuous, and many are. The sad fact is, promiscuity in the homosexual community is incredibly higher than in the heterosexual community. It’s a simple, verified, unassailable fact.

    The solution to the problems of the homosexual community is not to “shove them more underground.” That would be like saying the solution to cancer is to ignore it.

    No, the solution is to stop lying to homosexuals about their ability to change, as well as the dangers of this behavior. Then help them re-adjust their sexual disorientation to live heterosexually. The only way to create a family is heterosexually, and reserving sex for the proper environment of marriage between a man and a woman is the only way to be sure all these other health issues are avoided.