2017-05-17 14:54:01 UTC
May 9, 2017 (LifeSiteNews) — More than 9 in 10 new HIV cases among young
men and boys ages 13 to 24 in the U.S. occur among homosexuals and
bisexuals, according to a new report by the Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC).
The April 25 CDC report, “HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men,” offers stark
evidence of the extreme health risks associated with male homosexual
sex, in particular receptive anal sex. Below are some of its findings:
— Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24 accounted for an estimated 92
percent of new HIV diagnoses among all men in their age group and 27
percent of new diagnoses among all gay and bisexual men;
— Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men made up an
estimated 2 percent of the population, but 55 percent of people living
with HIV in the United States in 2013;
— From 2005 to 2014, HIV diagnoses decreased in the United States by 19
percent overall but increased 6 percent among all gay and bisexual men;
— 1 in 6 gay and bisexual men will be diagnosed with HIV in their
lifetime, including 1 in 2 black gay and bisexual men, 1 in 4 Hispanic
gay and bisexual men, and 1 in 11 white gay and bisexual men;
— Nearly 1 in 7 gay and bisexual men living with HIV are unaware they
— Anal sex is the riskiest type of sex for getting or transmitting HIV.
Receptive anal sex is 13 times as risky for acquiring HIV as insertive
Can’t make sodomy ‘safe’
Sobering facts like these urgently need to reach teenage boys taking
sex-ed classes in schools across the country, said Dr. Michelle
Cretella, president of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds),
but too often politically correct teachers and sex-ed curricula downplay
risks linked to homosexuality.
"The CDC reports that men who have sex with men (MSM) make up only 2
percent of the population, but gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24
account for an estimated 92 percent of new HIV diagnoses among all men
in their age group. This is shocking. An HIV epidemic is raging among
young MSM and no one knows about it — least of all those most at risk:
LGBT youth,” Dr. Cretella told LifeSiteNews.
“These statistics are proof that ‘comprehensive sex education’ aimed at
promoting condoms among youth has not worked,” she said. “Even when used
perfectly correctly, condoms and lubricants cannot make anal sex — an
inherently traumatic act — safe. Our children deserve to know the truth.
Their health and very lives depend upon it."
AcPeds, “a national organization of pediatricians and other healthcare
professionals dedicated to the health and well-being of children,” was
formed in 2002 to provide an alternative to liberal, pro-LGBTQ medical
associations like the American Academy of Pediatrics.
Texas pro-family education activist Donna Garner agreed. “Students need
to be apprised of the huge risks that follow their choice to participate
in LGBT sexual activities; and if schools offer sex education courses,
they need to state clearly the medical, psychological, and emotional
dangers of choosing the LGBT lifestyle.”
Reckless sex continues
The CDC report states, “Most gay and bisexual men acquire HIV through
having anal sex with an HIV-positive person without using a condom or
without taking daily medicine to prevent HIV called pre-exposure
prophylaxis (PrEP) or without their partner taking medicine to treat HIV
called antiretroviral therapy (ART).”
Nevertheless, despite years of such warnings as to the dangers of
condomless anal sex, pornography featuring “barebacking” — slang for
anal sex without a condom — has proliferated among “gay” men. Many
homosexual men do not like using condoms.
Homosexual and bisexual men “are also at increased risk for other STDs,
like syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia,” according to the CDC report.
Minorities are faring worse at avoiding sexual diseases than white
homosexual men, the report states. From 2010 to 2014, new HIV diagnoses
increased less than 1 percent among all gay and bisexual men overall.
However, while they declined 6 percent among white gay and bisexual men,
they “increased 13 percent among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men.”
The report states, “At the end of 2013, 687,800 gay and bisexual men
were living with HIV. Of those, 15 percent were unaware of their infection.”