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I always hear that AIDS wiped out an entire generation of gay men in the eighties. So, my question is... what percentage of gay men died of AIDS? What percentage is infected today?

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Can I say that 8.2% of the gay population of the US is infected with HIV? And the AIDS crisis of the eighties and nineties claimed 4.1% of the gay population?

I wasn't out in the eighties and early nineties, so I can't say for sure. Did it seem higher at the time? Four percent seems low, but if the majority of deaths came within a span of a few years, I could see how that could be horrifying: all your friends dying around you. The swine flu ain't got nothin on AIDS.

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