In the United States, HIV is spread mainly through anal or vaginal sex or by sharing drug-use equipment with an infected person. Substance use can contribute to these risks indirectly because alcohol and other drugs can lower people’s inhibitions and make them less likely to use condoms. This section provides information on the various risk behaviours and what you can do to lower your risk.
• 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 behaviours also puts you at the same risk for becoming infected with other sexually transmitted infections
Related Journals of Risk Behaviours of HIV/AIDS
Journal of Antivirals & Antiretrovirals, Journal of Infectious Diseases & Therapy, Virology & Mycology, AIDS Research and Therapy, Journal of the International AIDS Society, African Journal of AIDS Research, AIDS and Public Policy Journal and AIDS Research and Treatment.