Some groups of people in the United States are more likely to get HIV than others because of many factors, including the status of their sex partners, their risk behaviors, and where they live. The risk of health care workers being exposed to HIV on the job occupational exposure is very low, especially if they use protective practices and personal protective equipment to prevent HIV and other blood-borne infections. Her penis being near your anus is not enough to cause transmission. Learn more about these and other strategies to prevent HIV. Anal sex is the highest-risk sexual behavior.
Gay and bisexual men have the largest number of new diagnoses in the United States. Myths persist about how HIV is transmitted. If you do have HIV, being the insertive partner or top for anal sex is the highest-risk sexual activity for transmitting HIV. Learn more about these and other strategies to prevent HIV.
Can I get HIV from mosquitoes? Deep, open-mouth kissing if both partners have sores or bleeding gums and blood from the HIV-positive partner gets into the bloodstream of the HIV-negative partner. October 31, Page last updated: