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Current HIV Statistics

Demographic Statistics

 

Worldwide Statistics

 At the end of 2016, there were an estimated 36.7 million people living with HIV/AIDS, including 2.1 million children. About 1.8 million people were newly infected with HIV. Women accounted for an estimated 17.8 million of all adults living with HIV/AIDS. Young people (under 25 years old) accounted for more than 30% of all new HIV infections. There were an estimated 1 million AIDS deaths. More than 35 million people have died of AIDS since 1981.

United States Statistics

In 2014, an estimated 37,600 people became infected with HIV. More than 1.1 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV. Through 2016, nearly 675,000 people in the U.S. have died of AIDS-related cuases since the epidemic began.

New York City Statistics

New York leads the nation in the number of new HIV cases. More than 108,000 New Yorkers are living with HIV/AIDS, and yet 20% do not know they are infected. To date, over 100,000 New Yorkers have died from AIDS-related causes.

Gay Men/Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM)

In NYC in 2016, 55% of new HIV diagnoses were among men who have sex with men (MSM), a group that has always been heavily affected by HIV/AIDS and remains at high risk. Nationally, in 2015, MSM accounted for 67% of all new HIV infections as well as nearly half of people living with HIV. Young black MSM accounted for 45% of new HIV infections among black MSM and 55% of new HIV infections among young MSM overall.

Over-50 Population

In NYC, 42% of HIV-positive New Yorkers are over 50. Nationally, people aged 55 and older accounted for 19% of the estimated 1.1 million people living with HIV infection in 2010. Of the estimated new HIV infections in 2010 among Americans aged 55 and older: 36% were in white men, and 4% were in white women; 24% were in black men, and 15% were in black women; 12% were in Hispanic/Latino men, and 4% were in Hispanic/Latino women.

People of Color

In NYC, 77% of new HIV diagnoses and AIDS-related deaths are among African Americans and Hispanics in 2016. In the U.S., 69% of new infections were among African Americans and Hispanics in 2015.

Youth

Nationally, in 2015, about one in five new HIV infections are among youth, ages 13 to 24. Young people aged 13–24 accounted for 22% of all new HIV infections in 2015. More than 80% of all adolescent infections are among males in the U.S.
 


Resources

 

http://www.unaids.org/en/resources/fact-sheet
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/msm/bmsm.html
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/statistics/overview/index.html
https://www.cdc.gov/hiv/group/racialethnic/africanamericans/index.html
http://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/dires/hiv-aids-in-msm.pdf
https://www1.nyc.gov/assets/doh/downloads/pdf/dires/hiv-surveillance-annualreport-2016.pdf