Gay men only 2 percent of U.S. population, 52 percent of HIV cases

A new report from the Centers for Disease Control finds that gay men, who make up only two percent of the U.S. population, constitute 52 percent of Americans with HIV.

The CDC report also noted that 63 percent of those recently infected with HIV are men who have sex with other men.

“Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM) represent approximately 2 percent of the United States population, yet are the risk group most affected by human immunodeficiency virus (HIV),” the CDC report says. “Most gay and bisexual men acquire HIV through anal sex, which is the riskiest type of sex for getting or transmitting HIV.”

One of the reasons for the higher infection rate is promiscuity, the CDC said…

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Only 2%? Why does it seem so much larger from all the news?

h/t Martin L.