The results, which are based on a published study in The Journal of Sexual Medicine, are presented on an interactive site that’s as fun to play with as it is informative.
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The Washington Post: Health survey gives government its first large-scale data on gay, bisexual population
The National Health Interview Survey, which is the government’s premier tool for annually assessing Americans’ health and behaviors, found that 1.6 percent of adults self-identify as gay or lesbian, and 0.7 percent consider themselves bisexual.
“Certainly, this is a disappointing turn of events for this young child, the medical staff involved in the child’s care, and the HIV/AIDS research community,” NIAID Director Dr. Anthony Fauci said in a statement.
Five states alone make up almost half of new diagnoses in the U.S. in 2011. These five states account for 23,923 of 49,273 new infections, according to the CDC.