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    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 infection, 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 infections.

    ByHealthwise Staff
    Primary Medical ReviewerE. Gregory Thompson, MD - Internal Medicine
    Specialist Medical ReviewerPeter Shalit, MD, PhD - Internal Medicine

    Current as ofSeptember 9, 2014

    WebMD Medical Reference from Healthwise

    Last Updated: September 09, 2014
    This information is not intended to replace the advice of a doctor. Healthwise disclaims any liability for the decisions you make based on this information.

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