HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men: 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 during a given year.

EHE goal: decrease the estimated number of new HIV infections to 9.000 by 2025 and 3,000 by 2030.
26 percent of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses in the US in 2019 were among African American gay and bisexual men.
New HIV Diagnoses Among Black/African American Gay and Bisexual Men in the US and Dependent Areas by Age and Race/Ethnicity, 2019*
About 3 out of 4 African American gay and bisexual who received an HIV diagnosis were aged 13 to 34.
New HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men in the United States and dependent areas by race/ethnicity and age.

NOTE: Subpopulations representing 2% or less of HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men are not reflected in this chart.
* Black refers to people having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. African American is a term often used for people of African descent with ancestry in North America.
† Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2019. HIV Surveillance Report 2021;32.

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From 2015 to 2019, HIV diagnoses remained stable among Black/African American gay and bisexual men overall. But trends for HIV diagnoses among Black/African American gay and bisexual men varied by age. While good progress has been made with reducing HIV diagnoses among some age groups, efforts will continue to focus on lowering diagnoses among all age groups.

New HIV Diagnoses Among Black/African American Gay and Bisexual Men in the US and Dependent Areas, 2015-2019*
HIV diagnoses trends in the US and dependent areas among African American gay and bisexual men from 2015 to 2019 by age.

* Black refers to people having origins in any of the Black racial groups of Africa. African American is a term often used for people of African descent with ancestry in North America.
Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2019. HIV Surveillance Report 2021;32.

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