National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2017

February 2, 2017 – New data on HIV care outcomes among African Americans

In advance of National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (observed Tuesday, February 7), CDC has published new data showing gaps in disparities are closing, but too many African Americans with HIV are not getting the care and treatment they need.


Graphics: HIV Diagnoses Among African Americans

The following images and graphics highlight major findings from CDC’s analysis. These high-resolution, public domain images are ready to download and print in your publication. Click on a graphic to see it in high-resolution.

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Annual African American HIV Diagnoses, 2015

This graphic shows African Americans accounted for nearly half (45 percent) of annual HIV diagnoses in 2015.

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Despite prevention efforts and improvements in diagnoses and treatment, the numbers continue to show that African Americans are more affected by HIV than any other racial/ethnic group in the nation. In 2015, African Americans accounted for 45% of all HIV diagnoses.

Progress in HIV Diagnoses Among African American

This graphic shows the number of HIV diagnoses among black women declined by 25 percent from 2010 to 2014.

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Annual diagnoses among African American women have declined steeply over the past decade. In more recent years, 2010 -2014, HIV diagnoses among black women declined 25%.

Page last reviewed: February 2, 2017