The most recent data show that 1 in 5 sexually active, gay men and bisexuals of the United States is HIV positive but that 44% of them do not know a fifth of all sexually active gay men to the United States is HIV positive, with the Center for disease control and Prevention (CDC) and a staggering 44% of them are not aware of the it.
Researchers from CDC arrived at this conclusion after having tested more than 8,000 homosexual and bisexual men in 21 cities American.
Between 30 and 39 white bisexual and gay men were found to have as many absolute infections, although that per capita (16%) were smaller than black and Hispanic bisexual and gay men. For blacks was HIV infection per capita higher 28%. Infection among Hispanic youth, gay and bisexual men have found 18%.
Nearly half of HIV-positive men (44%) don't know they are infected. Young gay men and bisexuals of color were less likely to be aware of their infection.
The researchers found a correlation between socioeconomic status and HIV among gay and bisexual men. Those with higher levels of education and income were less likely to be infected and, if they were more likely to know their status.
The highest rate of HIV infection among gay and bisexual men was held in Baltimore, 39%, the researchers found. Atlanta is the lowest, with only 6% reported. More infection of 25% were found in the Baltimore, Dallas, Houston, Miami and New York.
Bisexual men were infected with HIV the highest rate, probably because of behavioural factors such as the number of sexual partners. Compared to heterosexual men, were found, cost of infection by HIV, or 44 times higher.
Because the drug has been developed to manage successfully the AIDS, and many people infected with HIV have survived for decades, has increased the perception that a diagnosis of HIV is no more time to death as he once was supposed to be. However, the death of more than 18 000 people with HIV / AIDS each year in the United States - a statistic that makes think.
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