HIV in the United States by Race/Ethnicity: 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 each year.

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In 2019, 36,801 people received an HIV diagnosis in the US and dependent areas.
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity, 2019*
Racial and ethnic differences in HIV diagnoses continue to exist.
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity, 2019

* Among people aged 13 and older.
† 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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New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, 2019*†
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, 2019
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity and Sex, 2019

* Among people aged 13 and older.
† Based on sex assigned at birth and includes transgender people. For more information about transgender people, visit CDC’s HIV and Transgender People web content.
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, 2019HIV Surveillance Report 2021;32.

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From 2015 to 2019, HIV diagnoses decreased 9% overall in the US and dependent areas. But trends varied for different racial and ethnic groups. 

New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity, 2015-2019*
New HIV Diagnoses in the US and Dependent Areas by Race/Ethnicity, 2015-2019

*Among people aged 13 and older.
† Changes in subpopulations with fewer HIV diagnoses can lead to a large percentage increase or decrease.
‡ 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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