U.S. states with highest rates of HIV diagnoses 2018

The states with the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in 2018 included Georgia, Florida, Louisiana and Nevada. However, the states with the highest number of people with HIV were Florida, Texas, California and Georgia. In California, there were around 4,398 people diagnosed with HIV.

HIV/AIDS diagnoses

The number of diagnoses of HIV/AIDS in the United States has continued to decrease in recent years. In 2017, there were an estimated 17,604 AIDS diagnoses in the U.S., down from 24,825 diagnoses in the year 2012. In total, since the beginning of the epidemic in 1981 there have been around 1.25 million diagnoses in the U.S.

Deaths from HIV

Similarly, the death rate from HIV has also decreased significantly over the past few decades. In 2016, there were only 1.8 deaths from HIV per 100,000 population, the lowest rate since the epidemic began. However, the death rate varies greatly depending on race or ethnicity, with the death rate from HIV for African Americans as high as almost 17 per 100,000 population.

U.S. states with the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in 2018

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Source

Release date

March 2020

Region

United States

Survey time period

2018

Age group

13 years and older

Supplementary notes

Numbers and rates and presented based on the date of diagnosis of HIV infection in 2018. This year marks the transition to presenting diagnosis, death, and prevalence data with no statistical adjustments for delays in reporting of cases to CDC. Data for the year 2018 are preliminary and based on 6 months reporting delay. Therefore, trends should only be assessed using data through the year 2017 to allow sufficient time (at least 12 months) for reporting of case information to CDC to accurately assess trends.
Release date represents the date figures were accessed.

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