What are the CDC statistics on pediatric HIV infections in the US?

Updated: Mar 05, 2020
  • Author: Delia M Rivera, MD; Chief Editor: Russell W Steele, MD  more...
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The CDC estimates that in 2009, in the 40 states with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting, an estimated 131 infants acquired HIV infection by means of vertical transmission. [11] Estimates place the peak of perinatally-transmitted HIV in the US at 1651 cases in 1991.

The CDC estimates that in 2009, in those 40 states, the number of pediatric HIV infections diagnosed was as follows [12] :

  • Under age 13 years: 166

  • Ages 13-14 years: 21

  • Ages 15-19 years: 2036


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