HIV and Hispanic/Latino People: 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 people made up 29% (10,494) of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas.c

EHE goal: decrease the number of new HIV diagnoses to 9,588 and 3,000 by 2030.
This banner shows 29 percent of the 36,801 new HIV diagnoses in the US and dependent areas in 2019 were among Hispanic/Latino people.

New HIV Diagnoses Among Hispanic/Latino People in the US and Dependent Areas by Sex and Transmission Category, 2019*†

Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual men accounted for most new HIV diagnoses in 2019.

This chart shows new HIV diagnoses among Hispanic/Latino men in the United States and dependent areas by transmission category.

This chart shows new HIV diagnoses among Hispanic/Latina women in the United States and dependent areas by transmission category.

* Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
† Based on sex assigned at birth and includes transgender people.
‡ Includes perinatal exposure, blood transfusion, hemophilia, and risk factors not reported or not identified.

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 in the US and Dependent Areas for the Most-Affected Subpopulations, 2019

HIV disproportionately affects Hispanic/Latino communities.

This chart shows new HIV diagnoses among the most affected subpopulations in the United States and dependent areas.

NOTE: Subpopulations representing 2% or less of all people who received an HIV diagnosis in 2019 are not represented in this chart.

* 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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From 2015 to 2019, HIV diagnoses remained stable among Hispanic/Latino people overall. Although trends varied for different groups of Hispanic/Latino people, HIV diagnoses declined for some groups, including Hispanic/Latina women and Hispanic/Latino youth aged 13 to 24.

HIV Diagnoses Among Hispanic/Latino People in the US and Dependent Areas, 2015-2019*

This chart shows HIV diagnoses trends in the US and dependent areas among Hispanic/Latino people from 2015 to 2019 by age.

This chart shows HIV diagnoses trends in the US and dependent areas among Hispanic/Latino people from 2015 to 2019 by sex.

* Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
† Does not include perinatal and other transmission categories.
Based on sex assigned at birth and includes transgender people.

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

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

  1. CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2019. HIV Surveillance Report 2021;32.
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  3. CDC. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data—United States and 6 dependent areas, 2019. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2021;26(2).
  4. del Rio C. Latinos and HIV care in the Southeastern United States: New challenges complicating longstanding problems. Clin Infect Dis 2011;53(5):488-9. PubMed abstractexternal icon.