HIV in the United States by Race/Ethnicity
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.
While HIV affects all races and ethnicities in the United States and dependent areas,a some groups are disproportionately affected compared to their population size. Black/African American peopleb and Hispanic/Latino peoplec are particularly affected by HIV. Get the latest data on HIV by race and ethnicity.d
a American Samoa, Guam, the Northern Mariana Islands, Puerto Rico, the Republic of Palau, and the US Virgin Islands.
b 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. This web content uses African American, unless referencing surveillance data.
c Hispanic/Latino people can be of any race.
d Unless otherwise noted, data in this web content are for adults and adolescents aged 13 and older.
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