HIV Facts: National Trends
- In 2011, an estimated 49,273 people were diagnosed with HIV in the United States.
- An estimated 1,155,792 people in the United States have been diagnosed with HIV and AIDS.
- Some populations are disproportionally affected by HIV and AIDS including: people who identify as gay, bisexual, men who have sex with men (MSM) of all races and ethnicities. In 2010, an estimated 29,800 new HIV cases were among MSM.
- African Americans account for 44% and Latinos account for 21% of new infections in 2010.
- As many as one third of those infected with HIV do not know they are positive.
- CDC estimates more than 500,000 Americans with AIDS already have died.
- Half of all new HIV infections are among those under the age of 25.
(All data taken from the CDC)