STIs and HIV Risk

STIs can be a red flag for HIV risk

In a real-world study (n=214),
51% of people newly diagnosed with HIV had an STI history that included chlamydia, gonorrhea, or syphilis1

Behaviors that can result in an STI can also increase the risk of HIV. These may include sex2,3:

Icon for condomless sex
without a condom
Question mark icon
with partner(s)
of unknown status
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while under the
influence of
drugs or alcohol

A record high of more than 2.5 million new cases of syphilis, gonorrhea, and chlamydia combined were reported in 20194

High HIV prevalence can mean increased HIV risk5,6

Talk to your appropriate sexually active patients in high-prevalence communities about DESCOVY FOR PrEP®

Patients can be at risk simply by being sexually active in regions, neighborhoods, or even social networks with higher HIV prevalence.5,7

Lifetime risk of HIV diagnosis by state7,a

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STATE RISK
STATE RISK

Individuals in all neighborhoods and communities can be at risk for HIV.5


a Risk data from 2016 CDC report.
b Chances of an individual being diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime.

CDC=Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; STI=sexually transmitted infection.