What would you like to do?

Why is AIDS so common in homosexuals?

already exists.

Would you like to merge this question into it?

already exists as an alternate of this question.

Would you like to make it the primary and merge this question into it?

exists and is an alternate of .

The anus/rectum is very susceptible to cuts and tears while conducting anal sex. This means there is a greater chance for infected body fluids to enter the blood stream. Sexuality has no direct influence in the prevalence of HIV/AIDS, it is the practices concerned with the sexuality.

The main factors in why HIV transmission is higher in the MSM category are the following:
  • Promiscuity - particularly, how many sexual partners one has had and the use of condoms (or lack therefor) in sexual transactions. It has been established that the average homosexual male has considerably more partners than the average heterosexual male in their lifetime, often in high risk locales such as bathhouses, sex clubs, and public places such as parks and bathrooms.
  • Gender - Male homosexuals are the group most at-risk for HIV and other STIs. This is largely due to the high prevalence of the virus in semen as opposed to vaginal fluids, and the type of sexual activity associated with this group, e.g. anal sex.
  • The use of illegal drugs, such as methamphetamine, which lower inhibitions and impair judgment - and weaken the immune system - appears to be considerably higher in the MSM community than the heterosexual and lesbian groups.
  • The existence of a minority within the gay community that willingly seeks infection with HIV and other STDs. Often referred to as "bug chasers", these men communicate on message boards and dating sites specifically oriented around voluntary infection with STIs for erotic and other reasons. Such a phenomenon does not appear to exist in the heterosexual community.
+ 129 others found this useful
Thanks for the feedback!

What is a homosexuality?

Homosexuality is romantic and/or sexual attraction or behavior between members of the same sex or gender.

Why does AIDS hurt so much?

The reason aids is so painful is because the virus shuts down your immune system by attacking your white blood cells which are basically your bodys "soldiers". Once it kills y

Why are hearing aids so expensive?

Hearing is a very complex sense. In fact, it utilizes the most complex system of mechanical, physical and neurological processes of all the sensory organs. Because of this, th

How common is homosexuality?

It used to be believed that 10% were homosexual, however that statistic was of those that had engaged in homosexual activity in their lifetime.   The real percentage could

Does homosexuality cause AIDS?

Homosexuality didn't cause AIDS. AIDS had been spotted years before the "spread" of homosexuality. However, receptive anal sex is the most likely way to get HIV, with odds >50

Why are band-aids so important?

Band-aids are very important because they help prevent the wound from becoming infected. Band-aids cover the wound which is the most important thing. Not only do they cover th

Why is there homosexuality?

Theories of Homosexuality Psychiatric theories of homosexuality have included the following: that homosexuality is a regression to the earliest (oral) stage of development;

Why is aids so dangerous?

AIDS (or acquired immunodefiency syndrome) is a complex set of diseases brought about in the end-stages of the HIV virus infection of a human being. The HIV virus overloads an

Why are Christians so divided in their view on homosexuality?

Christians tend to be divided into two or three main groups when it comes to the matter of homosexuality. On the one hand, there are numerous references to the depravity of

Why is AIDS so widespread in Africa?

Some countries, like South Africa, refused to believe that HIV was a serious problem in their country. So they did not educate their people about HIV and how to prevent it. Ot

Leviticus 18 22 in the Bible says homosexuality is a mental error it is sin and it is forbidden so how comes there are so many Christians who accept homosexuality?

Answer:    In His "Sermon on the Mount" (Matt.5-7), as men call it... Jesus  reveals the real key to not sinning (breaking the Ten Commandments)  is to REJECT THE THO