The Cause

HIV/AIDS Facts

AIDS is not going away. For 33 years, since the start of the AIDS epidemic, AIDS still kills. Every day, people are still infected with HIV. Here are some numbers:

 

In the United States:

  • More than 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV (as of 12/31/16). Of those, 15% (162,500)had undiagnosed HIV infections.
  • In 2016 (the most recent year that data are available), there were an estimated 39,782 new HIV infections. That's one new infection every 13 minutes.
  • African-Americans accounted for 44% of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2016. They make up approximately 12% of the population.
  • 83% of people newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2016 were male. 67% of them were infected through homosexual contact.
  • 24% of people newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2016 were infected by heterosexual contact.
  • 19% of people newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2016 were female. 87% of them were infected through heterosexual contact; a further 12% were infected via injection drug use.
  • From 1981 to 2016, an estimated 1,232,346 Americans were diagnosed with AIDS. Of those, over 700,000 have died.
  • In 2015, young people aged 13-24 comprised 16% of the US population but accounted for 22% of all new HIV diagnoses. Young gay and bisexual men accounted for 84% of all new HIV diagnoses in people aged 13-24 in 2015.

 

You can learn more at www.cdc.gov/hiv

In New York State:

  • At the end of 2016, an estimated 112,919 people were living with diagnosed HIV infection.
  • The CDC estimates that over 3,123 people are newly infected 
with HIV each year.
  • African-Americans accounted for 39% of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses in 2016, Hispanic/Latino 33%.
  • 21% of people newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in 2016 were female.
  • Since 1981, 203,853 people (as of 12/31/16) have been diagnosed with AIDS. Of those, more than 128,139 (63%) have died


You can learn more at www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/stateprofiles/usmap.htm


In New York City:

  • 88,034 people are living with diagnosed HIV/AIDS (as of 12/31/16).

  • 1,718 people were newly diagnosed with HIV in 2016 and 385 people were diagnosed with AIDS.

  • 72% of people living with HIV/AIDS are male.

  • Of people living with HIV/AIDS, 43% are Black, 34% are Hispanic, and 17% are White.

  • Since 1981, 163,921 people have been diagnosed with AIDS. Of those, more than 62% have died.


You can learn more at www1.nyc.gov/site/doh/health/health-topics/aids-hiv.page


Sources US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.