HIV and African American People: 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.
Blacks/African Americans accounted for 41 percent of new HIV infections in the US in 2019.
Estimated HIV Infections Among Black/African American People in the US, 2015–2019
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