Risk by Age Group
In the United States, HIV is spread mainly through anal or vaginal sex or by sharing drug-use equipment with an infected person. Although these risk factors are the same for everyone, some groups merit special consideration because of their age. New infections are increasing among young men who have sex with men, especially young, black men men who have sex with men, for example, despite remaining steady overall. Find out more about prevention challenges for these groups and what CDC is doing to address them.
- Page last reviewed: April 15, 2015
- Page last updated: April 15, 2015
- Content source: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, Sexual Transmitted Diseases and Tuberculosis Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention