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If you think you've been drugged or raped:
Women who abuse drugs and alcohol are more likely to get HIV. One main reason for this is that anyone who uses drugs and alcohol is more likely to have risky sex. Risky sex can include:
Women who use intravenous (IV) drugs may share needles, which, after sex, is the main way HIV is spread. Also, women who drink alcohol or use drugs may be at higher risk of sexual assault or rape. Forced sex with any partner puts you at risk of HIV. If you are raped, you need to see a doctor immediately.
Content last updated: July 01, 2011.