Although Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders (NHOPI) account for a very small percentage of new HIV diagnoses, HIV affects NHOPI in ways that are not always apparent because of their small population sizes.
Between 2010 and 2014, the Asian population in the United States grew around 11%, more than three times as fast as the total U.S. population. During the same period, the number of Asians receiving an HIV diagnosis increased by 36%, driven primarily by an increase in HIV diagnoses among Asian gay and bisexual men. Asians, who make up 6% of the population, continue to account for only a small percentage of new HIV diagnoses in the United States and 6 dependent areas
Sharing needles or works puts people who inject drugs at high risk for getting HIV. Also, when you’re high on drugs, you’re more likely to take risks with sex, which can increase your risk for getting HIV.
The slide set provides graphical representations of some of the care outcome data in the report, Monitoring Selected National HIV Prevention and Care Objectives by Using HIV Surveillance Data – United States and 6 Dependent Areas, 2015.
This information sheet provides key facts and an overview on the current state of HIV/AIDS in the United States. The fact sheet also provides information on the impact of HIV across the country, impact on racial and ethnic minorities, women, young people, and gay and bisexual men. Information is also provided on the U.S. government response in the battle to combat HIV.
People aged 50 and older have the same HIV risk factors as younger people, but may be less aware of their HIV risk factors. At the end of 2014, an estimated 428,724 people aged 50 and over were living with diagnosed HIV in the United States.