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QuickStats: Percentage of Persons Aged 18--49 Years with HIV* Infection, by Age Group and Race/Ethnicity --- United States, 1999--2002

* Human immunodeficiency virus.

A total of 32 persons tested positive for HIV antibody out of 5,926 persons tested, including zero non-Hispanic whites in the group aged 40--49 years. Data are weighted to represent the total civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. household population.

§ Includes persons of all races/ethnicities, not only those shown separately.

Persons in this subpopulation might be of any race.

** 95% confidence interval.

During 1999--2002, the seroprevalence of HIV was 0.37% among persons aged 18--39 years and 0.54% among persons aged 40--49 years. Among persons aged 18--49 years, the highest percentage of HIV infection (3.58%) was among non-Hispanic blacks aged 40--49 years. These prevalences likely are underestimates of HIV infection because the survey sample is the U.S. household population and excluded homeless persons and those in institutions, who might be at higher risk for infection.

SOURCE: McQuillan GM, Kruszon-Moran D, Kottiri BJ, et al. Prevalence of HIV in the US household population: the National Health and Nutrition Examination Surveys, 1988--2002. J Acquir Immune Defic Syndr 2006;41:651--6.

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Date last reviewed: 6/1/2006

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