Vital Signs Report 2012

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Number of New HIV Infections among Youth by Sex and Race/Ethnicity – United States, 2010
This graphic shows the number of new HIV infections among youths aged 13-24, by sex and race/ethnicity in the United States, 2010. There were an estimated 5,200 new infections among African American males; 2,100 among Hispanic/Latino males; 2,100 among white males; 1,400 among African American females; 290 among Hispanic/Latino females; and 280 among white females.

Number of new HIV Infections among youth by sex and race/ethnicity – United States, 2010
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About 50,000 people are infected with HIV each year and 1 in 4 is 13-24 years old. Youth make up 7% of the more than 1 million people in the US living with HIV. About 12,000 youth were infected with HIV in 2010. About 4 in 5 of these infections occur in males. Nearly 60% of new infections among youth occur in African Americans, about 20% in Hispanics/Latinos and about 20% in whites.

Page last reviewed: November 27, 2012