• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Epi Profile Section 10 - Men who have Sex with Men (MSM)

 

 


 

Figure 10-1. Ratio of Male to Female STD Diagnoses, Texas, 2015

Figure 10-1. Ratio of Male to Female STD Diagnoses, Texas, 2014. Data in link below.

Data for Figure 10-1

 

  • A ratio of 1 indicates that approximately equal numbers of males and females were diagnosed with a particular STD.

  • In 2015, gonorrhea, and Primary, Secondary and Early Latent syphilis were diagnosed more frequently in males compared to females. 2015 is the first year that gonorrhea diagnoses in males has exceeded the number of diagnoses in females. This is most likely due to an increase in screening rates among MSM, and potentially increased transmission among MSM.

  • Chlamydia is diagnosed more frequently in females due to targeted screening in young females age 15-24 and lower chlamydia screening rates in males.

 


 

Table 10-1. Five Year Cumulative Trends in New HIV Diagnoses in Texas among MSM by Race/Ethnicity and Age Group
 

Cumulative
Through 2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

Total
1980-2015

 

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

N

%

All MSM

63,577

100%

2,844

100%

2,976

100%

2,985

100%

3,092

100%

3,141

100%

76,618

100%

Race

                           

 White MSM

31,197

49.1%

651

22.9%

697

23.4%

711

23.8%

710

23.0%

706

22.5%

34,672

44.1%

 Black MSM

14,062

22.1%

849

29.9%

885

29.7%

945

31.7%

969

31.3%

1,009

32.1%

18,719

23.8%

 Hispanic MSM

16,828

26.5%

1,165

41.0%

1,251

42.0%

1,190

39.9%

1,284

41.5%

1,297

41.3%

23,015

29.3%

 Other MSM

436

0.7%

52

1.8%

41

1.4%

54

1.8%

55

1.8%

66

2.1%

706

0.9%

 Unknown Race MSM

1,055

1.7%

127

4.5%

102

3.4%

85

2.8%

74

2.4%

63

2.0%

1,506

1.9%

Age Group

                           

 0-14 MSM

19

<0.1%

1

<0.1%

2

0.1%

4

0.1%

1

<0.1%

0

0.0%

27

<0.1%

 15-24 MSM

7,827

12.3%

797

28.0%

841

28.3%

845

28.3%

937

30.3%

911

29.0%

12,158

15.5%

 25-34 MSM

25,498

40.1%

872

30.7%

989

33.2%

1,042

34.9%

1,086

35.1%

1,158

36.9%

30,646

39.0%

 35-44 MSM

20,399

32.1%

616

21.7%

599

20.1%

543

18.2%

534

17.3%

537

17.1%

23,230

29.5%

 45+ MSM

9,834

15.5%

557

19.6%

545

18.5%

535

17.3%

535

17.3%

535

17.0%

12,559

16.0%

 

  • For the first 30 years of the HIV epidemic, over half of HIV cases in MSM were diagnosed among White MSM; MSM of color now account for a majority of new HIV diagnoses in MSM.

  • A greater proportion of new HIV diagnoses in MSM are now among 15-24 year olds compared to past years, which may reflect increased availability and frequency of testing compared to past years or younger age at infection for this group.

 


 

Table 10-2. New HIV Diagnoses in MSM by Age Group Within Race/Ethnicity, 2015
 

White

Black

Hispanic

Other

Unk

Total

 

N

Rate

N

Rate

N

Rate

N

Rate

N

N

Rate

18-24

108

333.3

375

3,317.2

354

919.2

18

390.3

22

877

1,011.7

25-34

256

513.7

379

3,023.1

478

957.1

27

331.3

20

1,160

1,158.4

35-44

126

284.5

120

1,038.7

264

612.4

15

202

12

537

506.1

45+

215

140.6 120

441.2

184

247.6

7

21.8

10

536

534.7

Total

704

252.3

994

1,589.4

1,280

621.9

66

195.6

64

3,110

535.8

 

  • Estimates of the MSM population by race and age group in Texas has allowed for calculation of the rate of new HIV diagnoses in MSM.

  • 3.3% of Black MSM age 18-24 and 3.0% of HIV-negative Black MSM age 25-34 were diagnosed with HIV in 2015. Because diagnoses do not reflect all infections within a population, the rate of new infections in this group is likely higher.

 


Epi Profile

Table of Contents1. Executive Summary | 2. New HIV Diagnoses | 3. Persons Living with HIV | 4. Co-Morbidities | 5. HIV/AIDS Deaths | 6. HIV Incidence | 7. Targeted and Routine HIV Testing | 8. Indicators of HIV Risk in HIV-negative Persons at High Risk for HIV | 9. Indicators of HIV Risk in PLWH Currently in Care | 10. Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) | 11. HIV Treatment Cascade | Data Sources and Notes


Last updated March 6, 2017