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

This statistic shows the U.S. states with the highest number of HIV diagnoses in 2018. In that year, there were around 37,286 HIV diagnoses in total all over the United States. Of these, 4,398 were diagnosed in California.

HIV diagnoses by U.S. state

Florida and Texas had some of the highest figures of HIV diagnoses in the United States in 2018, reaching 4,683 and 4,483 diagnoses, respectively. Swaziland has some of the highest HIV prevalence rates in the world, reaching 27.2 percent in 2016.

HIV infections have been decreasing globally and in 2000, there were 3.2 million new infections worldwide. This number decreased to around 1.7 million new infections in 2018. The number of people living with HIV remains fairly steady but the number of those that have died due to AIDS has reached some of its lowest peaks in a decade. Currently there is no functional cure for HIV or AIDS but improvements in therapies and treatments have enabled those living with HIV to have a much improved quality of life. In 2017, there were less than two deaths per 100,000 people in the United States caused by HIV. There are five classes of HIV drugs that are designed to attack the virus at different stages. Spending for HIV antivirals in the United States totaled approximately 22.5 billion U.S. dollars in 2018. Elimination of HIV is not currently realistic, scientific progress is focusing primarily on enabling HIV patients to have a good quality of life and to manage the epidemic.

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

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United States

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Age group

13 years and older

Supplementary notes

Data include persons with a diagnosis of HIV infection regardless of stage of disease at diagnosis.
Estimated numbers resulted from statistical adjustment that accounted for reporting delays, but not for incomplete reporting.
Release date represents the date figures were accessed.

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