HIV Diagnoses Among Persons 13–29 Years
New HIV infections in the U.S. are disproportionately among younger people and vary considerably across various age brackets, with rates being highest among those in their later twenties, according to CDC data in HIV Diagnoses Among Persons Aged 13–29 Years — United States, 2010–2014.
- Those aged 13–29 years are 23% of the U.S. population but 40% of HIV diagnoses (2014)
- HIV diagnoses rates vary widely by various age groupings, from fairly lower rates of .07 to 16.5 per 100,000 among those 13-19 to much higher rates of or 31.3 to 34 per 100,000 for individuals 22-27 before the rate drops back down to 28.7 among those 28-29 years of age
The study summary states that the "findings underscore the importance of using a multifaceted approach and targeting primary prevention efforts to persons aged <18 years and continuing through the period of elevated risk in their mid-twenties."
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Source:Topic Areas:Data & Reporting, HIV Care Continuum, Prevention, Key Populations, Adolescents & Youth, Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program & Parts, Part A - Hard Hit Urban Areas, Part A - Planning Councils, Part B - States/Territories, Part C - Community-Based Early Intervention, Part D - Women, Infants, Children, Youth, Part F - Dental Programs, Part F - HIV/AIDS Clinical Training, Part F - SPNS Models of Care