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HIV and Native Hawaiians and Other Pacific Islanders

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.

HIV Among Asians

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

HIV and Injecting Drugs 101

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.

HIV Among Pregnant Women, Infants and Children

Fact sheet providing information on Women who are pregnant, children and infants. Women who are pregnant or planning a pregnancy should get tested for HIV as early as possible. If treated early in her pregnancy, a woman’s risk of transmitting HIV to her baby can be reduced to 1% or less. For children living with HIV, starting treatment early can help them live longer, healthier lives.

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