HIV in the United States by Race and Ethnicity: Knowledge of Status

Knowledge of status is one of the six Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. indicators. Knowledge of status refers to the estimated percentage of people with HIV who have received an HIV diagnosis.

Ending the HIV Epidemic goal banner for knowledge of status.
Knowledge of HIV Status in the US by Race and Ethnicity, 2021*
In 2019, an estimated 1,189,700 people had HIV.
For every 100 people with HIV, 87 knew their HIV status.
Knowledge of HIV status by race.

* 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: Estimated HIV incidence and prevalence in the United States 2017–2021. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report  2023;28(3).