HIV/AIDS Facts & Figures
In the United States
- Every 9 1/2 minutes, someone in the U.S. is infected with HIV.
- 21% of people living with HIV are undiagnosed.
- 1.7 million Americans have been infected with HIV and more than 617,025 have died of AIDS-related causes.
- 1.1 million Americans are currently living with HIV/AIDS.
- African-Americans and Latinos are disproportionately affected by HIV and AIDS. Blacks accounted for 45% of new HIV infections in 2006 and 47% of those living with the disease, yet they make up only 12% of the U.S. population. Latinos account for 17% of new infections yet comprise 15% of the U.S. population, while whites represent 35% of new infections and account for 66% of the total population.
- Young adults and teens between 13 and 29 represent 34% of new HIV infections, the largest share of any age group. Black teens are disproportionately affected, representing 68% of reported AIDS cases among 13 to 19-year-olds in 2007.
- Women now account for 27% of HIV infections, with 280,000 women living with HIV and AIDS. Black women accounted for two thirds (64%) of new AIDS diagnoses among women in 2009; Latinas represented 18% and white women, 15%.
Around the World
- An estimated 33.3 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.
- Since the beginning of the epidemic, 60 million people have contracted HIV and 25 million have died of AIDS-related causes.
- In 2009, an estimated 2.6 million people were newly infected with HIV.