HIV and Gay and Bisexual Men: Knowledge of Status

Knowledge of status is one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. Knowledge of status refers to the estimated percentage of people with HIV who have received an HIV diagnosis.

EHE goal: increase the percentage of people with HIV who have received an HIV diagnosis to 95 percent by 2025.
Gay and Bisexual Men with HIV in the US, 2019
In 2019, an estimated 754,700 gay and bisexual men had HIV in the US.

For every 100 gay and bisexual men with HIV, 85 knew their status.

* Includes infections attributed to male-to-male sexual contact only. Among men with HIV attributed to male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use, 92% knew they had HIV.
Source: CDC. Estimated HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States, 2015–2019 pdf icon[PDF – 3 MB]. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2021;26(1).

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