The extent of risk of acquiring HIV in the United States today is largely defined by a person’s sexual network rather than his or her individual behaviors…. For black and Hispanic women, [the] increased risk of HIV acquisition is attributable [more] to their vulnerable social and economic situations and their sexual networks than to their own risky behaviors.”

Wafaa El-Sadr, D, Kenneth H. Mayer, MD, and Sally Hodder, MD, “AIDS in America—Forgotten but Not Gone,” The New England Journal of Medicine, February 2010