In a startling story that is sure to be overlooked by the mainstream media, the CDC’s latest report on HIV and AIDS reveals some important truths about the debate over sexuality and health in the world today.
Some doctors, unconcerned with being politically correct and more focused on saving lives, have been arguing for years that the homosexual lifestyle is more dangerous than a heterosexual lifestyle. Their reasoning has always been based on the medical facts at hand – homosexuals are far more likely to transmit and received sexually transmitted diseases than heterosexuals. Psychologically, homosexuals are also more likely to sufferserious mental or emotional issues than heterosexuals. These things all play a role in determining that in the most medically advanced civilization the world has ever seen, being homosexual is one of the most deleterious choices one can make for their health.
The CDC’s latest report simply underlines this fact.
Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men made up an estimated 2% of the population but 55% of people living with HIV in the United States in 2013. If current diagnosis rates continue, 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black/African-American gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bisexual men.
- Gay and bisexual men accounted for 83% (29,418) of the estimated new HIV diagnoses among all males aged 13 and older and 67% of the total estimated new diagnoses in the United States.
- Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 92% of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group and 27% of new diagnoses among all gay and bisexual men.
- Gay and bisexual men accounted for an estimated 54% (11,277) of people diagnosed with AIDS. Of those men, 39% were African American, 32% were white, and 24% were Hispanic/Latino.
While the left would blame most of these problems on conservative “homophobia,” the truth is actually quite different. Even as homosexuality becomes an ever more acceptable societal given; the mental and physical consequences of such behavior continue to persist. In fact, the CDC notes that even as the HIV/AIDS infection rates continue to generally drop, over the last ten years they actually rose in the homosexual male community. This has nothing to do with conservative homophobia and everything to do with what we on the right have been warning about for years – the dangerous consequences of negative and immoral behavior.
We don’t revel in the facts at hand, far from it, we hope for the eradication of these horrible diseases and maladies. However, refusing to acknowledge the root causes of these problems does nothing for those affected. To end the ravages of HIV/AIDS we must openly and honestly discuss the reasons for the epidemic.
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