Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
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.
Find health services by state and city on CDC’s updated LGBT Health Resources page
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Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2015 pdf icon[PDF – 3.9 MB]. HIV Surveillance Report 2016;27.
Subpopulations representing 2% or less of HIV diagnoses are not reflected in this chart.
Abbreviation: MSM=men who have sex with men.
- April 2019 – Strengthening Our Schools to Promote Resilience and Health Among LGBTQ Youth: Emerging Evidence and Research Priorities from The State of LGBTQ Youth Health and Wellbeing Symposiumexternal icon
- November 2018 – Estimating the Prevalence of HIV and Sexual Behaviors Among the US Transgender Population: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 2006-2017external icon
- August 2018 – Sex Differences in School Safety and Bullying Experiences Among Sexual Minority Youth external icon
- June 2018 – Trends in cigarette smoking among adults with HIV compared with the general adult population, United States – 2009-2014external icon