40% Of Gay Men Hide Sexual Orientation From Doctors

July 24, 2008

A new study has revealed that many gay men actually hide their sexual orientation from their doctors....New York (ChattahBox) – A new study has revealed that many gay men actually hide their sexual orientation from their doctors.

The study was published in the Archives of Internal Medicine, featuring data from 2004 to 2005.

The data all came from the Centers for Disease Control National HIV Behavioral Survey.

Nearly 500 gay men living in New York City took part in the study, which found that gay men who were more open were also more likely to be tested for HIV.

63% of men who admitted to being gay received HIV tests, compared to 36% who did not reveal their sexual orientation.

The study also found that 40% of gay men in New York City do not actually tell their sexual orientation to their doctors.


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