HIV in the United States by Race/Ethnicity
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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