HIV/AIDS DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE A lot of young people still associate HIV/AIDS as a gay manâ€™s disease. Itâ€™s not. It can affect anyone at any time. There is a lot of hype over â€œmen on the down lowâ€ spreading this disease in our community but thatâ€™s not how most of our girls/women are becoming infected. Theyâ€™re mostly being infected by heterosexual men who have more than one sex partner that we may or may not know about. The H in HIV stands for human, which means anyone is at risk if they donâ€™t protect themselves from being infected.