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Who is at increased risk for HIV?

People who engage in unprotected sex or sharing needles are at increased risk for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV). HIV is transmitted via certain body fluids (blood, semen, rectal fluids, vaginal fluids and breast milk). In the United States, HIV is mainly transmitted through unprotected sex or sharing needles.

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