New reports from CDC estimated that half of gay men around the world would be infected with HIV virus. LGBT community may be surprised and caught unprepared with this new study.
“That is extraordinarily devastating,” Leanne Savola, the HIV and STI program director at the Detroit Health Department, said about the CDC’s projection.
“An entire population of our youth is going to have this disease … for the rest of their lives because we haven’t done enough to figure out how to halt the transmission. That’s where we really need to focus our programming and ideas more broadly.”
The report also stated that, “an estimated 1,122,900 people had HIV at the end of 2015. African American gay and bisexual men accounted for 18% (201,800) of all people with HIV and 32% of all gay and bisexual men with HIV.”
As of july 2016 , a total estimate of 3.4 million Nigerians living with HIV.
Also new reports shows thatNigeria has more HIV-infected babies than anywhere in the world.