Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Health
People who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, or transgender (LGBT) are members of every community. They are diverse, come from all walks of life, and include people of all races and ethnicities, all ages, all socioeconomic statuses, and from all parts of the country. The perspectives and needs of LGBT people should be routinely considered in public health efforts to improve the overall health of every person and eliminate health disparities.
Find health services by state and city on CDC’s updated LGBT Health Resources page
Information for Health and Education Professionals
Learn about the risk of getting or transmitting HIV and lowering your risk
Source: CDC. Diagnoses of HIV infection in the United States and dependent areas, 2015 pdf icon[PDF – 3.9 MB]. HIV Surveillance Report 2016;27.
Subpopulations representing 2% or less of HIV diagnoses are not reflected in this chart.
Abbreviation: MSM=men who have sex with men.
- April 2021 – HIV Infection, Risk, Prevention, and Testing Behaviors Among Transgender Women
- April 2021 – National Transgender HIV Testing Day (2021)
- September 2020 – National Gay Men’s HIV/AIDS Awareness Day
- April 2020 – National Transgender HIV Testing Day (2020)
- April 2019 – Strengthening Our Schools to Promote Resilience and Health Among LGBTQ Youth: Emerging Evidence and Research Priorities from The State of LGBTQ Youth Health and Wellbeing Symposiumexternal icon