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. Young gay and bisexual men, for example, have been especially hard-hit by HIV, though we have seen progress among this group in recent years. Find out more about prevention challenges for these groups and what CDC is doing to address them.
- Page last reviewed: September 9, 2019
- Page last updated: September 9, 2019
- Content source: Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention