HIV and Hispanic/Latino People

Data for 2020 should be interpreted with caution due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on access to HIV testing, care-related services, and case surveillance activities in state and local jurisdictions. While 2020 data on HIV diagnoses and prevention and care outcomes are available, we are not updating this web content with data from these reports.

Hispanic/Latino peoplea,b are disproportionately affected by HIV. Social and structural issues—such as racism, HIV stigma, homophobia, poverty, and limited access to high-quality health care—influence health outcomes and continue to drive inequities. Get the latest data on HIV among Hispanic/Latino people and find out how CDC is making a difference.

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.

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  3. CDC. Estimated HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States, 2015–2019.HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2021;26(1).
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  5. 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 abstract.