HIV and Hispanic/Latino People: HIV Incidence

HIV incidence is one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. HIV incidence is 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.
This banner shows 29 percent of the estimated 34,800 new HIV infections in the US in 2019 were among Hispanic/Latino people.
Estimated HIV Infections Among Hispanic/Latino People in the US, 2015-2019*
This chart shows the number of estimated HIV infections among Hispanic/Latino people from 2015 to 2019.

* Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.

Source: CDC. Estimated HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States 2015–2019HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2021;26(1).

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