Tuesday, March 15, 2016

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)


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