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News From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
November 20, 2013

HIV Prevention Programs Should Address Dual Risk Factors in Men

JAMA. 2013;310(19):2031. doi:10.1001/jama.2013.281081

HIV prevention programs targeted toward men who inject illicit drugs may be overlooking a small but important constituency: those who also have sex with other men.

Recent data in the Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report show that 80% of all new HIV infections in the United States in 2010 were in men. About three-fourths of those infections were among men who have sex with other men, 6% were among men who inject illicit drugs, and 4% were among men who engage in both of those risky behaviors.