Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-07-23
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

Obama's order bans anti-LGBT bias for federal, contractors Obama's order bans anti-LGBT bias for federal, contractors
President Obama has signed an executive order prohibiting contractors who do business ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

Gay men 44 times more likely to get HIV
News update, March 10, 2010
by Bob Roehr
2010-03-10

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email



Men who have sex with men ( MSM ) are at least 44 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than other men, and 40 times more likely than women, according to an analysis released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention ( CDC ) at the 2010 National STD Prevention Conference.

They also are more than 46 times as likely to have syphilis than other men and more than 71 times as likely than women to have that sexually transmitted disease ( STD ) .

Kevin Fenton, who heads up the CDC's efforts in those areas, said the analysis was made to show "just how stark the health disparities are between this and other populations."

"It is clear that we will not be able to stop the US HIV epidemic until every affected community, along with health officials nationwide, prioritize the needs of gay and bisexual men with HIV prevention efforts."

"There is no single or simple solution for reducing HIV and syphilis rates among gay and bisexual men. We need intensified prevention efforts that are as diverse as the gay community itself," Fenton said in a prepared statement.

There was no new data, just a new analysis, and some assumptions behind it that some might consider, well, the scientific term is "squirrelly"

All broad, national analysis of gay and bisexual men has been hampered by the question of the denominator: just how does one define those categories and many of them are there in the country?

CDC's answer was to make two assumptions and computations. Under the first it assumed that MSM are 4% of the population and arrived at those conclusions. Under the second, it assumed that MSM are only 2% of the population, and the numbers doubled; the ratios were twice as bad.

But what if the assumptions are wrong and MSM are a larger part of the population? The famous Kinsey study found that about 30% of all men had at least one same-sex encounter at some point in their lives. If the number of MSM really is larger than 4%, the ratios would drop, perhaps precipitously.

The CDC had a telephone news conference on March 9, the day prior to release of this new analysis. But the focus was on herpes studies. Reporters were told ahead of time that the MSM analysis was off limits, questions would not be answered about it, even if we promised not to publish stories on the results until after the study was presented the next afternoon.


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here. Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you stay on this page, the more you help us.

Clinical counselor Matthew Dempsey on gay men, body image 2014-07-22
LGBT youth more likely than heterosexual youth to try suicide 2014-07-22
Hundreds gather for Chicago Disability Pride 2014-07-20
CDC educates on dangers of smoking for HIV+ 2014-07-16
ASK LAMBDA LEGAL Sex-reassignment surgery and Medicare 2014-07-15
Program to look at fertility options for lesbians 2014-07-15
Howard Brown takes part in gay blood drive 2014-07-14
Child with HIV, once thought cured, shows re-infection signs 2014-07-11
Howard Brown to host gay blood drive July 11 2014-07-10
Study: Children of same-sex parents are healthier 2014-07-07
Study: Religious counseling associated with suicide tries 2014-07-03
Bisexual Research Collaborative On Health formed 2014-07-02
HBHC's HEALE program: Educating nurses about LGBTQ elders 2014-07-02
Supreme Court lets stand CA's ban on ex-gay therapy 2014-07-01
Surgeon General video warns on high LGBT smoking rates 2014-06-27
HBHC town hall tackles youth health issues 2014-06-22
AMA adopts new policy on gender-change requirements 2014-06-19
Two Lake View events focus on LBTQ health 2014-06-17
Medicare lifts ban on trans surgical procedures 2014-06-17
Federal employee health plans to include transition-related care 2014-06-14
Howard Brown Health Center establishes advisory board 2014-06-12
Marriage Equality Symposium at Advocate Illinois Masonic 2014-06-10
Anti-bi discrimination becomes focus of HBHC town hall 2014-06-08
Mosier receives professional honor 2014-06-05
'Step Up. Get Tested' aims to test 5,000 for HIV 2014-06-05
Houston expands pro-LGBT measure; change in HIV statute 2014-06-04
Gareth Thomas in Cinderella; South Africa drops blood ban 2014-06-04
Retired doctor reflects on his 90 years in new book 2014-06-03
Howard Brown announces expansion plans, new board members 2014-05-30
HBHC forum looks at aging in LGBT community 2014-05-30
VIEWS: Trans* people and access to health care 2014-05-28
HBHC officials meet about LBT women's health needs 2014-05-25
Groups present forum on LGBT health care curriculum 2014-05-25
New CDC campaign inspires HIV conversations 2014-05-21
Campaign distributing safe-sex kits 2014-05-21
International study on homophobia launches 2014-05-21
International sports study; Obama talks IDAHOT 2014-05-21
Step Up, Get Tested, month-long campaign for HIV testing 2014-05-18
CDC issues PrEP guidelines for health providers 2014-05-15
Inside Lurie's Gender and Sex Development Program 2014-05-14





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
the online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

John D'Emilio: Renowned professor, historian retires
 
Report: PrEP 90% effective with just a few doses per week
 
'An Evening of Magic' to benefit AFC
 
Meiling Jin on growing up in China, celebrity, LGBT journalism
 
Tony Tripoli tag-teams with The Cabaret Project
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now








  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.