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Learn About HIV

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Fast Facts about HIV in the United States

  • About 1.2 million people in the United States were living with HIV at the end of 2012. Of those people, about 12.8% did not know they were infected.
  • About 50,000 people in the United States become infected with HIV each year.
  • An estimated 26,688 people were diagnosed with AIDS in 2013. Overall, since the beginning of the AIDS epidemic in the United States, an estimated 1,194,039 people have been diagnosed with AIDS.
  • In 2013, 21% of all new HIV infections were among youth aged 13-24.
  • Gay and bisexual men of all races and ethnicities are the most affected by HIV.
  • Heterosexuals and injection drug users respectively accounted for 25% and 8% of estimated new HIV infections in 2010.