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Thread #147102   Message #3417023
Posted By: akenaton
09-Oct-12 - 01:43 PM
Thread Name: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Subject: RE: BS: 'Gay marriage' question
Jack....what you have quoted are the figures for ALL new hiv infections.

Indeed infections are falling in all demographics except MSM.

MSM hiv figures are rising steadily, and are massively higher than they were ten years ago.

"The number of new diagnoses among MSM in 2011 (2,475) is expected to reach 3,000 when all reports are received. This continues the slow but steady increase observed over the past decade. The majority of MSM diagnosed in 2011 are white (84%) and acquired their infection within the UK (84%). Analysis of data from each of the related surveillance systems strongly suggest that the continuing high annual numbers of new HIV diagnoses in MSM have been driven by an underlying high and unchanged HIV incidence"

Beware of all data from to govt sites
CDC in USA.... HPA in UK.