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HIV in the United States by Geographic Distribution

HIV in the United States by Geographic Distribution. Go to fact sheet.

In the United States, HIV diagnoses are not evenly distributed across states and regions. Southern states accounted for half of new HIV diagnoses in 2015, while making up 38% of the national population. In all regions of the United States, the majority of people who receive an HIV diagnosis live in urban areas. But in the South, 23% of new HIV diagnoses are in suburban and rural areas, and in the Midwest 20% are suburban or rural—higher proportions than in the North and West. The South’s larger and more geographically dispersed persons living with HIV creates unique challenges for prevention, treatment, and care.

Last Updated Date: 

5/3/18

Publication ID: 

36471