Customizing your Content

Step 1

Customize the content by gender, HIV status, and gender of sex partner

Step 2

Explore customized information about the risk of getting or transmitting HIV

Step 3

Repeat steps 1 and 2 to update selections at any time. You can also skip these steps to view general information.

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Learn How to Use the HIV Risk Reduction Tool

How to Use This Site

Welcome to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC’s) HIV Risk Reduction Tool.

Your life matters, and learning how to stay heathy is important. This tool will help you learn how to lower your risk for getting HIV or transmitting it

to someone else.

  1. Estimate the HIV Risk. See the risk of getting or transmitting HIV during a single sex act if one partner has HIV.
  2. Find Answers to Your Questions. Get information about HIV and AIDS, and learn how to protect yourself and your partners.

On any page of this tool, you can get customized information about the risk of getting or transmitting HIV.

  • On the Estimate the HIV Risk page, you can choose different sex acts or factors (for example, condom use). You can see how each choice

    increases or decreases the risk of getting or transmitting HIV.

  • In the Find Answers to Your Questions section, you can customize any page by gender, HIV status, and gender of sex partner. You can also

    skip this step and view general information.

*All selections on any page of the HIV Risk Reduction Tool are optional, and you can change them at any time. The Estimate the HIV Risk page does not include all factors related to HIV risk.For information on all factors that can increase or decrease HIV risk,  go to the Find Answers to Your Questions section or search for a topic in the search box.

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