For years, society has been told that HIV and AIDS are no longer gay diseases. A new report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, however, provides telling evidence that homosexual men are at a much greater risk for HIV/AIDS and other diseases.
According to the CDC report released at the end of September to coincide with “National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day,” just 2 percent of the population is made up of gay or bisexual men, yet they accounted for 63 percent of all newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2010. That same year, young gay and bisexual men (aged 13-24) accounted for 72 percent of new HIV infections in this age group and nearly a third of new infections among gay and bisexual men as a whole.
“This CDC report should truly be a strong wake-up call for our society,” said American Family Association President Tim Wildmon. “The reality is that alongside moral reasons, homosexuality is a dangerous health risk, and we would be doing a grave disservice to our fellow Americans if we did not speak out on these risks.