*A new data analysis by the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) shows that despite efforts to portray the HIV/AIDS epidemic as affecting all segments of society relatively equally, men who engage in homosexual activity are bearing a burden which far exceeds that of any other group.
Specifically, the analysis revealed that the risk of HIV/AIDS and syphilis infection is 40 times greater for homosexual men than for non-homosexual men.
CDC spokesman Dr. Kevin Fenton explained, “While the heavy toll of HIV and syphilis among gay and bisexual men has been long recognized, this analysis shows just how stark the health disparities are between this and other populations.”
Previous studies have shown that the fastest rise in HIV/AIDS infections is taking place among young, gay Black males between the ages of 13 and 24. (source: Taylor Media Services)