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HIV/AIDS and Hispanic Americans

  • Hispanic Americans accounted for almost 25 percent of all HIV infection cases in 2016.
  • 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 2016 as white females.
  • Hispanic men are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white men to die of HIV infection.
  • Hispanic women are three times as likely as non-Hispanic white women to die of HIV infection.
  • In 2016, Hispanic females were four times as likely to be diagnosed with HIV infection, as compared to white females.

 

HIV Infection Cases (Adults)

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

 
# Cases
Rate
Hispanic/White Ratio
Hispanic males
8,582
38.8
3.7
White males
8,879
10.6
 
 
Hispanic females
1,168
5.3
3.1
White females
1,450
1.7
 
 
Hispanic (total, all ages)
9,766
17.0
3.3
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
Hispanic
16
0.1
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.26. 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
Hispanic
9,766
24.5
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 3a.
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
Hispanic
213,736
21.9
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 18a.
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 diagnosed cases and rates (per 100,000) of AIDS, 2016

 
# Cases
Rate(per 100,000)
Hispanic/White Ratio
Hispanic males
3,419
15.4
3.5
White males
3,713
4.4
 
 
Hispanic females
690
3.2
4.0
White females
724
0.8
 
 
Hispanic (both sexes)
4,111
7.2
3.3
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

 
# Cummulative Cases
# Cases
Rate (per 100,000 population)
Hispanic
2,037
2
0.1
White
1,536
5
0.0
Total Population
9,573
38
0.2

Source: CDC 2017. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2016, v.28. Table 8a.
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 2008 cases
Hispanic
213,473
4,111
22.6
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:

AIDS Death Rates per 100,000 population (2015)

 
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
All ages, Men
7.8
4.0
2.0
All ages, Women
(age-adjusted)
2.0
0.6
3.3
 
Total Population
3.7
2.0
1.9

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]

 

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
Hispanic
3.7
106,644
2,100
16.8
White
2.0
279,807
3,879
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

 
Hispanic
Non-Hispanic White
Hispanic/
Non-Hispanic White Ratio
Ever tested
41.8
35.5
1.2
Never tested
58.2
64.5
0.9

Source: CDC 2017. Summary Health Statistics for U.S. Adults: 2015. Table A-20a.

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/nhis/SHS/tables.htm
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