HIV and African American Gay and Bisexual Men

Black/African Americana gay, bisexual, and other men who reported male-to-male sexual contactb,c are more affected by HIV than any other groups in the United States (US) and dependent areas.d In 2019, Black/African American gay and bisexual men accounted for 26% (9,421) of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses and 37% of new diagnoses among all gay and bisexual men.e

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a 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. This web content uses  African American, unless referencing surveillance data.
b The term male-to-male sexual contact  is used in CDC surveillance systems. It indicates a behavior that transmits HIV infection, not how people 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 American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the US Virgin Islands.
e Includes infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact  and  injection drug use (men who reported both risk factors).