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

EHE goal: decrease the estimated number of new HIV infections to 9.000 by 2025 and 3,000 by 2030.
There were 34,800 estimated new HIV infections in the US in 2019.
Estimated HIV Infections in the US by Race and Ethnicity, 2021*
Overall, Black/African American people accounted for the largest number of estimated new HIV infections.
Estimated New HIV Infections in the US by Race/Ethnicity, 2019

* Data not available for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander people.
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. Estimated HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States 2017–2021. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report  2023;28(3)