People who inject drugs or steroids, especially if they
share needles, syringes, cookers, or other equipment used to inject drugs, are
at risk of being infected with HIV.
Birth mother infected
Babies who are born to mothers
who are infected with HIV are also at risk of infection.
Most children younger than 13 years who have
HIV were infected with the virus by their mothers.
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February 13, 2014
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