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HIV/AIDS and Asian Americans

  • Asian Americans have equivalent AIDS rates to their white counterparts but they are less likely to die of HIV/AIDS.
  • Cases have generally declined over the past five years for Asian Americans.
  • National surveillance data for HIV infection in Asian subgroups is limited.

 

HIV Infection Cases (Adults and Children)

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of HIV infection, 2016

 
# Cases
Rate
Asian American/
White Ratio
Asian males
824
11.6
1.1
White males
8,879
10.6
 
 
Asian females
145
1.8
1.1
White females
1,450
1.7
 
 
Asian (total, all ages)
977
5.5
1.1
White (total, all ages)
10,345
5.2
 

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 3a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

HIV Infection Cases and Rates (Children <13 years)

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of HIV infection, 2016

 
# Cases
Rate
Asian
8
0.3
White
16
0.1
Total Population
122
0.2

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 3a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

Estimated number of cases of HIV infection by year of diagnosis, 2016

 
# Cases
% of total cases
Asian
977
2.4%
White
10,345
26.0%
Total Population
39,782
 

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 20a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

Estimated number of persons living with HIV infection by year, 2015

 
# Cases
% of total cases
Asian
12,887
1.3%
White
298,670
30.7%
Total Population
973,846
 

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 20a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

AIDS Cases and Rates (Adults):

Estimated number of cases and rates (per 100,000) of AIDS, 2016

 
# Cases
Rate(per 100,000)
Asian/White Ratio
Asian males
273
3.8
0.7
White males
3,713
4.4
 
 
Asian females
61
0.8
1.0
White females
724
0.8
 
 
Asian (both sexes)
352
2.1
1.0
White (both sexes)
4,442
2.2
 

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 4a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

AIDS Cases and Rates (Children <13 years):

Estimated number of diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of AIDS, 2016

 
Cumulative # Cases
# Cases
Rate (per 100,000 population)
Asian
50
1
0.0
White
1,536
5
0.0
Total Population
9,573
38
0.1

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 12a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

AIDS Cases (Adults and Children)

Estimated number of cases of AIDS by year of diagnosis, 2016

 
Cumulative # Cases
# Cases
% of total cases
Asian
10,067
335
1.8%
White
439,998
4,442
24.5%
Total Population
1,232,346
18,160
 

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 2a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

Death Rate:

AidsDeath Rates per 100,000 population (2015)

 
Asian/Pacific
Islander
Non-Hispanic
White
Asian/Pacific Islander/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
All ages, Men
(age-adjusted)
0.8
4.0
0.2
All ages, Women
(age-adjusted)
0.1
0.6
0.2
 
Total Population
0.4
2.0
0.2

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 19a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

AIDS Deaths:

Estimated number of deaths, and death rates, of persons with AIDS by year of death, 2015

 
Rate
Cumulative # Deaths
# Deaths
% of total cases
Asian
0.4
3,542
62
0.5%
White
2.0
279,807
3,897
31.0%
Total Population
3.9
692,789
12,497
 

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 17a.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/library/reports/surveillance/cdc-hiv-surveillance-report-2016-vol-28.pdf [PDF | 5.77MB]

 

HIV Testing:

Age-adjusted percent of HIV testing status among persons 18 years of age and over, 2015

 
Asian
Non-Hispanic White
Asian/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Ever tested
33.5
35.5
0.9
Never tested
66.5
64.5
1.0

Source: CDC 2017. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2015. Table A-20a.
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/SHS/tables.htm

Last Modified: 1/17/2018 9:54:00 AM