CDC News: New National Estimates of Lifetime HIV Risk Released

Having trouble viewing this email? View it as a Web page.

You are subscribed to NCHHSTP Newsroom from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Today, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released estimates that show if current HIV diagnoses rates persist, approximately 1 in 2 black gay and bisexual men and 1 in 4 Latino gay and bisexual men in the United States will be diagnosed with HIV during their lifetime.

CDC analyses presented at the 2016 Conference on Retroviruses and Opportunistic Infections in Boston show:

  • Gay and bisexual men continue to be most affected by the HIV epidemic in the U.S.; at current rates, 1 in 6 men who have sex with men (MSM) will be diagnosed with HIV in their lifetime, including 1 in 2 black MSM, 1 in 4 Latino MSM, and 1 in 11 white MSM.
  • African Americans are by far the most affected racial or ethnic group, with a lifetime HIV risk of 1 in 20 for men (compared to 1 in 132 for whites) and 1 in 48 for women (compared to 1 in 880 for whites).
  • People who inject drugs are at much higher lifetime risk than the general population, and women who inject drugs have a higher risk than men (1 in 23 compared with 1 in 36).
  • People living in the South are much more likely to be diagnosed with HIV over the course of their lifetime than other Americans, with the highest risk in Washington, DC (1 in 13), Maryland (1 in 49), Georgia (1 in 51), Florida (1 in 54), and Louisiana (1 in 56).

For more information, see our press release and supplemental materials. Additional information detailing notable research presented at this year’s conference will be posted on our online newsroom throughout the week as embargos lift.