HIV in the United States 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.
* Children aged 12 and under accounted for 53 new HIV diagnoses in 2021. Data not available by assigned sex at birth.
† Based on assigned sex at birth and includes transgender people.
Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2021. HIV Surveillance Report 2023;34
From 2017 to 2021, HIV diagnoses decreased 7% overall in the US and dependent areas. But trends varied for different age groups.
* 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, 2021. HIV Surveillance Report Report 2023;34.
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