8/18/11: 20% of Homosexual Men Have the AIDS Virus

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A new study released by the Centers for Disease Control indicates that almost 20% of homosexual men have the AIDS virus. An even more shocking aspect of the new study shows that nearly half of those men are unaware of their infected status.

While the new findings correspond to older research on the topic, this new study is the largest ever conducted regarding AIDS infections among homosexual men.

According to a calculation by the Kaiser Family Foundation less than half of 1 percent of Americans have the AIDS virus. However, according to Kaiser Family Foundation spokeswoman Jennifer Kates, homosexual men continue to be infected at much higher rates. She said the numbers reveal “a concentrated epidemic among certain populations.”