HIV and Gay and Bisexual Men
Gay, bisexual, and other men who reported male-to-male sexual contacta,b are disproportionately affected by HIV. Social and structural issues—such as HIV stigma, homophobia, discrimination, poverty, and limited access to high-quality health care—influence health outcomes and continue to drive inequities. Get the latest data on HIV among gay and bisexual men and find out how CDC is making a difference.
a The term male-to-male sexual contact is used in CDC surveillance systems. It indicates a behavior that transmits HIV infection, not how individuals self-identify in terms of their sexuality. This web content uses the term gay and bisexual men to represent gay, bisexual, and other men who reported male-to-male sexual contact.
b Unless otherwise noted, data in this web content are for adults and adolescents aged 13 and older.
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