What is the prevalence of HIV infection in the US?

Updated: Dec 02, 2019
  • Author: Nicholas John Bennett, MBBCh, PhD, MA(Cantab), FAAP; Chief Editor: Michael Stuart Bronze, MD  more...
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According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2010-2015, the estimated rate of HIV infection diagnoses in all 50 US states decreased from 14.2 per 100,000 population in 2010 to 12.3 per 100,000 population in 2016. [72] In 2016, 39,782 individuals were diagnosed with HIV infection. From 2011 to 2016, the annual number of new HIV infection diagnoses decreased 5.3%.

The CDC reported that, at the end of 2015, the most recent year for which national prevalence statistics are available, there were approximately 990,000 adults and adolescents living with HIV infection in the United States, over 520,000 of whom had infection classified as stage 3 (AIDS). [72]

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