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HIV Infection Rates in the U.S., 2012-2016

Tuesday, November 27, 2018


The number of persons diagnosed with HIV in the U.S. each year continues to decline slightly, while the decline per 100,000 persons is more significant, according to the latest national estimates on HIV/AIDS cases. CDC's Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2017, HIV Surveillance Report, presents surveillance data on HIV infection in the U.S.

The report presents trends from 2012 through 2016 and identifies a trend as being an increase or decrease of 5% or greater over the time period.

Report Highlights:

  • The overall rate of HIV diagnoses for the U.S. population decreased
  • By age categories, the rate increased for those 25–29 years old and either decreased or remained stable for other age groups 
  • Rates decreased for all racial/ethnic groups except for American Indians/Alaska Natives and Asians 
  • Transmission categories remained stable or decreased for all groups (e.g., male-female sexual contact, injection drug use)

As of the year ending 2016, 991,447 persons in the United States were living with diagnosed HIV infection.

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