Today, someone in the U.S diagnosed with HIV has a life expectancy of 40
years —or longer. Since the introduction of protease inhibitors in
1995, HIV has gone from a death sentence to a manageable chronic
However, while life expectancy rates for gay men have increased
and their infection rates have decreased, heterosexual men and women
have seen increases in HIV infection rates. Straight sex accounted for
27 percent of new HIV infections in 2009. Injection drug users also saw a
jump in cases; they accounted for 9 percent of new cases.
this mean? It means the health risks of unprotected sex are still
enormous. And all groups of sexually active people should be aware of
their HIV risks.