Men & HIV

For HIMM wants to share HIV prevention information with men who have sex with men* because they have the highest risk of getting HIV. About 70% of new HIV infections in the U.S. in 2016 were men who have sex with men.1 About half of those new HIV infections affected men of color who have sex with men.2

*We use the term “men who have sex with men” on this website to speak to men who identify as straight, gay, bisexual, queer, or same-gender loving.

HIV Risk Quiz

What puts these men at risk?

HIV is a disease that affects everyone regardless of their gender, sex, race, or sexual orientation. Still, HIV has been found to be more common with some groups of people. Explore the risk factors that put men who have sex with men at high risk of getting HIV.

Risk Factors


Men of Color & HIV Risk

Men of color who have sex with men make up 70% of new HIV infections in the U.S. MSM community each year. This group has unique risks and experiences with HIV. Learn more about these issues specific to Black and Latino communities and what’s being done to fix them here:

Men of Color

“I’m feeling empowered to inform others who are part of the gay community, who are in the shadow, and who [don’t] know of what HIV really is, what it does, how it can be contracted, or how it can be prevented.”

Read the rest of Michael’s story on our Community Stories page here: Community Stories

Facts about Men who have sex with Men (MSM):