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Statistics: United States

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  • An estimated 1.1 million people in the United States are living with HIV, and about 14% of those don’t know they are infected.
  • Of the U.S. population living with HIV, just over half are virally suppressed.
  • There were 38,739 new HIV diagnoses in 2017.
  • In 2017, Southern states accounted for more than half of new HIV diagnoses in the U.S., despite making up just 38% of the overall U.S. population.
  • African Americans accounted for 43% of HIV diagnoses in 2017, although they comprise only 13% of the population.
  • In 2017, 17,803 people were diagnosed with AIDS.
  • In 2016, there were 15,807 deaths among people with diagnosed HIV in the United States and 6 dependent areas. These deaths may be due to any cause.

 

 

gays

Gay and Bisexual Men

  • In 2016, gay and bisexual men accounted for 83% of HIV diagnoses among males, although they comprise only 4% of the U.S. male population.
  • At the end of 2015, an estimated 632,300 gay and bisexual men were living with HIV. About 17% of them were unaware of their infection.
  • African American gay and bisexual men account for the largest number of HIV diagnoses.
  • Gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 34 accounted for 64% of new diagnoses among all gay and bisexual men in 2016.
  • Gay and bisexual men accounted for 59% of AIDS diagnoses in 2017.

 

 

women

HIV in Women

  • Approximately 23% of people living with HIV in the United States are women. About one in nine of them are unaware of their status,
  • Adult and adolescent women accounted for 19% of new HIV diagnoses in 2017. Of these, 86% were attributed to heterosexual sex and 14% to injection drug use.
  • The number of annual HIV diagnoses in women declined 21% from 2010 to 2016. New HIV diagnoses declined 25% among African-American women and 20% among Latinas, but remained stable among white women. New HIV diagnoses declined among women of all ages except in those over 55; in that age group the rate of new diagnoses remained stable.
  • Among all women diagnosed with HIV in 2017, 59% were African American, 20% were white, and 16% were Hispanic/Latina.

 

 

 young people

HIV in Young People

  • Youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses in 2017.
  • Young men accounted for 87% of new HIV diagnoses among youth in 2017; young women for 13%. About 96% of young men acquired HIV through male to male sexual contact; about 86% of young women acquired HIV through heterosexual contact.
  • Among people aged 13-24, an estimated 44% of those living with HIV at the end of 2016 didn’t know they were infected.
  • Youth with HIV are the least likely of any age group to be linked to care in a timely manner and have a suppressed viral load. Only 25% of youth living with HIV in 2015 were virally suppressed.

Sources:
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Statistics Overview
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV in the United States: At a Glance
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV in the United States by Geography
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV Among Women
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV Among African Americans
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: HIV Among Youth
U.S. Census Bureau United States Population Growth by Region

(Last updated: June 2019)