HIV (Human Immunodeficiency Virus) Infection - What Increases Your Risk
You have an
increased risk of becoming infected with HIV through sexual contact if
- Have unprotected sex (do not use
- Have multiple sex partners.
- Are a man who has
sex with other men.
- Have high-risk partner(s) (partner has multiple
sex partners, is a man who has sex with other men, or injects
- Have or have recently had a
sexually transmitted infection, such as
syphilis or active
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.