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HIV/AIDS and Hispanic Americans

  • Hispanic Americans accounted for 20% of all HIV infection cases in 2014.
  • Hispanic males are 3 times as likely to have either HIV infection or AIDS as compared to white males.
  • Hispanic females are 4 times as likely to have AIDS in 2014 as white females.
  • Hispanic men are 1.8 times as likely as non-Hispanic white men to die of HIV infection.
  • Hispanic women are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white women to die of HIV infection.
  • In 2014, Hispanic females were almost 4 times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV infection, as compared to white females.

 

At a glance – HIV Infection Cases (Adults)

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of HIV, 2014

 
# Cases
Rate
Hispanic/White Ratio
Hispanic males
8,832
41.5
3.3
White males
10,513
12.6
 
 
Hispanic females
1,350
6.5
3.6
White females
1,483
1.7
 
 
Hispanic (total, all ages)
10,201
18.4
3.0
White (total, all ages)
12,025
6.1
 

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 3a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

At a glance – HIV Infection Cases and Rates (Children <13 years)

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of HIV infection, 2014

 
# Cases
Rate
Hispanic
18
0.1
White
28
0.1
Total Population
174
0.3

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 3a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

Estimated number of cases of HIV infection by year of diagnosis, 2014

 
# Cases
% of total cases
Hispanic
10,201
23%
White
12,025
27%
Total Population
44,073
 

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 3a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

Estimated number of persons living with HIV infection by year, 2013

 
# Cases
% of total cases
Hispanic
190,282
20%
White
297,289
32%
Total Population
933,841
 

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 18a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

At a glance – AIDS Cases and Rates (Adults)

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of AIDS, 2014

 
# Cases
Rate(per 100,000)
Hispanic/White Ratio
Hispanic males
3,530
16.6
3.1
White males
4,489
5.4
 
 
Hispanic females
737
3.5
3.9
White females
808
0.9
 
 
Hispanic (both sexes)
4,279
7.7
2.7
White (both sexes)
5,303
2.7
 

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 4a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

At a glance – AIDS Cases and Rates (Children <13 years)

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of AIDS, 2014

 
# Cummulative Cases
# Cases
Rate (per 100,000 population)
Hispanic
1,988
12
0.1
White
1,556
6
0.0
Total Population
9,561
104
0.2

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 8a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

At a glance – AIDS Cases (Adults and Children)

Estimated number of cases of AIDS by year of diagnosis, 2011

 
Cumulative # Cases
# Cases
% of total 2008 cases
Hispanic
217,650
4,279
20%
White
439,455
5,303
25%
Total Population
1,210,835
20,896
 

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 2a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

At a glance – Death Rate:

HIV Death Rates per 100,000 population (2013)

 
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
All ages, Men
3.4
1.9
1.8
All ages, Women
(age-adjusted)
0.9
0.4
2.3
 
Age 25-44, Men
2.8
1.9
1.5
Age 25-44, Women
0.7
0.5
1.4
 
Age 45-64, Men
8.5
4.8
1.8
Age 45-64, Women
2.1
1.0
2.1

Source: CDC 2015. Health, United States 2014. Table 29.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/hus/2014/029.pdf [PDF | 124.64KB]

 

At a glance – AIDS Deaths:

Estimated number of deaths, and death rates, of persons with AIDS by year of death, 2013

 
Rate
Cumulative # Deaths
# Deaths
% of total cases
Hispanic
4.1
102,923
2,220
17%
White
2.0
274,206
3,897
30%
Total Population
4.1
673,538
12,963
 

Source: CDC 2015. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2014, v.26. Table 13a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-us.pdf [PDF | 5.00MB]

 

At a glance – HIV Testing:

Age-adjusted percent of HIV testing status among persons 18 years of age and over, 2014

 
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Ever tested
41.1
35.0
1.2
Never tested
58.9
65.0
0.9

Source: CDC 2016. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2014. Table A-20a.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/SHS/tables.htm
Last Modified: 3/16/2016 3:06:00 PM