Korea: Homosexuals account for half of new HIV infections

Homosexuals account for nearly half of new HIV infections in Korea, according to government data revealed Monday.

Korea Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (KCDCP) statistics show that 712 people were confirmed to have been infected with HIV in 2016. Among them, 325 people (45.6 percent) contracted the virus from homosexual activities.

The exact size of the gay population here is unknown. But the Korea Institute of Sexology's 2011 survey showed that seven out of 1,000 Korean adults (0.7 percent) have had homosexual experience. Read more via Korea Times