Male-to-female transgender youths are at a high risk of HIV infection, mostly because of risky behavior, according to a study in the Journal of Adolescent Health. A survey of 51 transgender youths between 16 and 25 showed that they engaged in high-risk behaviors in large proportions.
''Unprotected receptive anal sex, 49%
''Sex under the influence of drugs or alcohol, 53%
''Exchange sex for resources, 59%
' Forced sex, 52%
''Marijuana use, 71%
''Alcohol use, 65%