HIV by Age: HIV Diagnoses

HIV diagnoses is one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. HIV diagnoses refers to the number of people who received an HIV diagnosis each year.

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In 2019, 36,801 people received an HIV diagnosis in the US and dependent areas.
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Age, 2019
The number of new HIV diagnoses was highest among people aged 25 to 34
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Age, 2019

Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2019. HIV Surveillance Report 2021;32.

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New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Sex and Age, 2019*
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas among Men by Age, 2019
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas among Women by Age, 2019

* Children aged 12 and under accounted for 61 new HIV diagnoses in 2019. Data not available by sex assigned at birth.
† Based on sex assigned at birth and includes transgender people. For more information about transgender people, visit CDC’s HIV and Transgender People web content.
Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2019HIV Surveillance Report 2021;32.

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From 2015 to 2019, HIV diagnoses decreased 9% overall in the US and dependent areas. But trends varied for different age groups.

New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Age, 2015-2019
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Age, 2015-2019

* Changes in subpopulations with fewer HIV diagnoses can lead to a large percentage increase or decrease.
Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2019. HIV Surveillance Report 2021;32.

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