HIV ON THE RISE: INCREASE OF 132%

The numbers are devastating.

New HIV Infections by age cohort:

– 13 to 24: INCREASE of 132.5%
– 25 to 34: DECREASE of 0.4%
– 35 to 44: DECREASE of 44.6%
– 45 to 54: INCREASE of 5.3%
– 55+: INCREASE of 18.5%

This means that the theory that younger people who didnt experience the height of the Plague arent concerned is kinda bullshit– we’re seeing increases in new HIV infections in men who were sexually mature during the 80s and 90s, and only those 25-44 are seeing a fall in new HIV infections. So what gives?

More data:

Risk of HIV Infection per 10,000 exposures, by intercourse type:

– Receptive Anal (‘bottoming’): 138
– Insertive Anal (‘topping’): 11
– Receptive Penile-Vaginal: 8
– Insertive Penile-Vaginal: 4

So yes, sexually active gay men are at highest risk. But bottoms are at an unbelievable risk. Please be careful. Please.

http://www.vox.com/2014/7/24/5927961/HIV-epidemic-young-men-sex-STD-STI

Chief Esparza

Chief is a Southern California native with roots back the Spanish conquests of the 1780s now residing in the San Francisco Bay. A Political Science grad from UC Santa Barbara, he has a passion for writing and politics. He alternates between conservative and liberal policies depending on the issue-- he strives for consistency and pragmatism to determine his political beliefs. Despite the opinionated bite and the oft-described intimidating demeanor, Chief is just a teddy bear (they need hugs to live).

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  • October 9, 2014 at 6:01 am
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