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HIV/AIDS in the United States: The Basics

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.

HIV Among People Aged 50 and Over

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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.

HIV Among Hispanics/Latinos

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HIV continues to be a serious threat to the health of the Hispanic/Latino community. In 2015, Hispanics/Latinos accounted for about one quarter of all new diagnoses of HIV in the United States, despite representing about 18% of the total US population.

HIV Among Gay and Bisexual Men

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In 2014, gay and bisexual men made up an estimated 2% of the U.S. population, but accounted for 70% of new HIV infections. Approximately 492,000 sexually active gay and bisexual men are at high risk for HIV.

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