HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men: HIV Incidence

HIV incidence is one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. HIV incidence refers to the estimated number of new HIV infections in a given year.

EHE goal: decrease the estimated number of new HIV infections to 9.000 by 2025 and 3,000 by 2030.
There were an estimated 34,800 new HIV infections in the US in 2019. 26 percent were among Black gay and bisexual men.
Estimated New HIV Infections Among Black/African American Gay and Bisexual Men in the US, 2015-2019*
The number of estimated HIV infections remained stable among African American gay and bisexual men.
This chart shows the number of estimated HIV infections among African American gay and bisexual men from 2015 to 2019.

* 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. Estimated HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States, 2015–2019. pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB] HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2020;26(1).

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