Perspectives Sexual Health 2011

Perspectives: Gay Men, HIV, and Sexual Health

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released data that showed that men who have sex with men in the United States are 44 times more likely than other men to contract HIV, and at least 40 times more likely than women to contract HIV. This means that while HIV can affect anyone, in the United States gay and bisexual men are the people most likely to be living with HIV.

This issue of Perspectives will examine which men who have sex with men are most at risk for HIV, look at some of the “social determinants” of HIV disease for gay and bisexual men, and discuss how HIV and STD prevention fit into the larger movement toward sexual health for gay and bisexual men.

Perspectives: Gay Men, HIV, and Sexual Health