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HIV Diagnoses Among Adult and Adolescent Hispanics/Latinos

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Chart: HIV Diagnoses Among Adult and Adolescent Hispanics/Latinos, 2008. Male: Male-to-male sexual contact (MSM) 69.1%; Injection drug use (IDU) 13.5%; MSM and IDU 3.7%; Heterosexual contact 13.4%; Other 0.3%. Female: Injection drug use 15.5%; Heterosexual contact 83.7%; Other 0.8%. Data from 37 states and 5 U.S. dependent areas with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting. In recognition of National Latino AIDS Awareness Day, CDC is highlighting data about HIV diagnoses among adult and adolescent Hispanics/Latinos.

Overall, 25 diagnoses of HIV infection diagnoses per 100,000 population occurred in Hispanics/Latinos in 2008 (the most recent year for which data are available). While this rate represents a decrease from 2005-2007 data (26.6 per 100,000 in 2005; 25.6 in 2006 and 26.4 in 2007), the number of individuals diagnosed has increased during these years.

Data are from individuals diagnosed with HIV in the 37 states and 5 dependent areas with name-based HIV reporting since since January 2005. In 2008, of the estimated 8,238 adult and adolescent Hispanics/Latinos diagnosed with HIV, 79.6%, or 6,557, were adult or adolescent males, of which 69.1%, or 4,533, were among males who had sexual contact with other males. Among adult and adolescent females, 15.5% of the diagnoses were among injection drug users and 83.7% among those who had heterosexual contact with persons known to have, or to be at high risk for, HIV infection.

Chart: HIV Diagnoses Among Adult and Adolescent Hispanics/Latinos, 2008

Data Source:

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2008; vol. 20. Published June 2010. Accessed October 7, 2010.

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  • Page last updated: October 26, 2010
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