Share of U.S. state and federal prisoners with HIV 2015, by state

This statistic displays the percentage of prisoners with HIV in U.S. state and federal prisons in 2015, by state. According to the data, in 2015, around 3.5 percent of the prison population in New York had HIV. HIV is a treatable viral infection that causes immunodeficiency. HIV is spread human-to-human through blood, semen, vaginal fluids or breast milk of an infected individual. AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome) occurs in people infected with HIV when they have not received treatment.

Percentage of prisoners in U.S. state and federal prisons who had HIV in 2015, by state

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Release date

August 2017


United States

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Supplementary notes

* Prisons and jails form one integrated system. Data include total jail and prison populations.
Montana, Nevada, Alaska, and Indiana did not report data.

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