I tried to look this up myself and found that I’m really bad at understanding different studies and interpreting the data.
Who is at highest risk of HIV? I have been getting tested every year since I was a kid. I just want to know if I’m being logical. I am told black women are now at the highest risk, so I feel I should keep getting checked. And I am FINE with getting checked. I have an active sex life and I have had boyfriends since breaking up with my husband that I have decided to have unprotected sex with. So I am FINE with continuing to get tested. I simply want to know how much sense it honestly makes. I get tested for diabetes and high blood pressure and stuff like that, because I am overweight. I am most at risk for that sort of thing.
But am I actually most at risk for HIV infection? Is there anyone who knows and understands the stats on this and can break it down for me?
I genuflect before the members of the dope and plead with you not to start with a whole bunch of “YOU SHOULD BE GETTING TESTED REGARDLESS!!!” posts. I get it. I will continue to get tested no matter what. I am just asking, academically, what the stats are right now. Thanks.