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People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities. Read more »


  • Survey Report - Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: NHIS, 2013
  • Lesbian Health - Resources for Lesbian and Bisexual Women
  • LGB Youth - New Report Reveals Disparities in Health Risks

News

  • Survey Report - Sexual Orientation and Health Among U.S. Adults: National Health Interview Survey, 2013
  • Start Talking. Stop HIV - A campaign to reduce the new HIV infections among gay, bisexual and other men who have sex with men
  • Testing Makes Us Stronger Campaign image of flexed bicepTesting Makes Us Stronger - A campaign encouraging African American gay and bisexual men to get tested for HIV
  • Reasons/Razones - A campaign encouraging Latino gay and bisexual men to get tested for HIV

Featured Multimedia and Tools

Dr. Kevin Fenton Video, Resilience in HIV-Affected Communities
Resilience in HIV-Affected Communities
Dr. Kevin Fenton reflects on the resilience of communities across the United States affected by HIV.
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Data and Statistics

Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of the estimated new HIV infections in 2010. 25% Heterosexual, 3% MSM-IDU, 8% IDU
Men who have sex with men (MSM) accounted for 63% of the estimated new HIV infections in 2010. Go to the HIV Incidence topic page for more information.
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