HIV and Hispanic/Latino 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. In 2019, Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual mend made up 22% (8,223) of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas.e

EHE goal: decrease the number of new HIV diagnoses to 9,588 and 3,000 by 2030.
This banner shows 22 percent of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas in 2019 were among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men.
New HIV Diagnoses Among Gay and Bisexual Men in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity, 2019*†
Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men continue to be heavily affected by HIV.
This chart shows new HIV diagnoses among gay and bisexual men in the United States and dependent areas by race/ethnicity.

* 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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New HIV Diagnoses Among Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men in the US and Dependent Areas by Age, 2019*
About 2 out of 3 Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men who received an HIV diagnosis were aged 13 to 34.
This chart shows new HIV diagnoses in the United States and dependent areas in 2019 among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men by age.

NOTE: Total may not equal 100% due to rounding.

* 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 Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men overall. Although trends varied by age, HIV diagnoses decreased 11% among young Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men aged 13 to 24.

HIV Diagnoses Among Hispanic/Latino Gay and Bisexual Men in the US and Dependent Areas, 2015-2019*
This chart shows HIV diagnoses trends in the US and dependent areas among Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men from 2015 to 2019 by age.

* Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
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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a Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.

b The term male-to-male sexual contact is used in CDC surveillance systems. It indicates a behavior that transmits HIV infection, not how individuals self-identify in terms of their sexuality. This web content uses the term gay and bisexual men to represent gay, bisexual, and other men who reported male-to-male sexual contact.

c Unless otherwise noted, data in this web content are for adults and adolescents aged 13 and older.

d Includes infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use (men who reported both risk factors).

e American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the US Virgin Islands.

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