High-risk behaviors for HIV

You have an increased risk for getting HIV if you:

  • Are a man who has sex with other men.
  • Have multiple sex partners, especially partners who inject drugs.
  • Inject drugs or steroids, especially if you share needles, syringes, cookers, or other equipment used to inject drugs.
  • Have high-risk partner(s) (a man or woman who has multiple sex partners or injects drugs, or a man who has sex with men).
  • Have or have recently had a sexually transmitted disease, such as syphilis or genital herpes.

Having sex with a person who has any of these behaviors also puts you at the same risk for becoming infected with other sexually transmitted diseases.

Last Updated: April 10, 2009

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