HIV prevention among HIV-negative people who inject drugs in the U.S. in 2015

This statistic presents the percentage of people in the U.S. who injected drugs and who were HIV-negative and who received testing and HIV prevention services as of 2015. During that year, 58 percent of people who injected drugs and were HIV-negative had been tested for HIV infection in the past 12 months.

Percentage of people in the U.S. who injected drugs and were HIV-negative and who received testing and HIV prevention services as of 2015

Percentage of people who inject drugs
Tested for HIV infection in the previous 12 months58%
Participated in HIV behavioral interventions in the previous 12 months*26%
Ever tested for hepatitis C82%
Received syringes from SSP in the previous 12 months**52%
Received syringes from sterile sources only in the previous 12 months**34%
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Sources

Release date

January 2018

Region

United States

Survey time period

2015

Number of respondents

9,639 respondents

Special properties

people who inject drugs in 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)

Supplementary notes

* Participating in an individual or group HIV behavioral intervention (e.g., a one-on-one conversation with a counselor or an organized discussion regarding HIV prevention) did not include counseling received as part of an HIV test or conversations with friends.
** Receiving a syringe from a syringe services program (SSP) was defined as reporting receiving a sterile syringe or needles at least once from an SSP or syringe/needle exchange program. Receiving syringes from sterile sources only included reporting receiving syringes from at least one of the following: SSP, pharmacy, or healthcare provider and not any other sources during the previous 12 months.

Figures include data from 20 metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs). These areas included Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; Boston, Massachusetts; Chicago, Illinois; Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; Detroit, Michigan; Houston, Texas; Los Angeles, California; Miami, Florida; Nassau-Suffolk, New York; New Orleans, Louisiana; New York, New York; Newark, New Jersey; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; San Diego, California; San Francisco, California; San Juan, Puerto Rico; Seattle, Washington; District of Columbia.

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