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For information and resources in New York City, please visit the New York City Health Department. Use their NYC Health Map to find services in New York for HIV testingHIV services for people living with HIV/AIDS, and NYC Condoms.

HIV/AIDS: an evolving epidemic

In New York

Approximately 129,000 people are diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in New York State. Almost 80% live in New York City.⁵

  • 1 in 5 people who are HIV + do not know their status.⁵
  • Almost 4,000 New Yorkers will be infected with HIV this year.⁵

New York leads the nation in the number of new HIV cases.¹

In the first half of 2011, one-third of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses among males in New York City were in young men aged 20-29.⁴

93% of new HIV/AIDS diagnoses among females in New York City were in black or Hispanic women in the first half of 2011.⁴

77% of people living with HIV in New York are over forty. 42% of positive New Yorkers are over fifty.⁵

In 2010 nearly 1700 people in New York City died from AIDS-related causes.⁴

To date, over 100,000 New Yorkers have died from AIDS-related causes.⁵

In the United States

Approximately 1.1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in the US. One fifth don’t know they have the virus.³

An estimated 50,000 new HIV infections occur in the US each year.³

50% of those living with HIV are not in regular care.²

Less than 25% of those living with HIV currently have an undetectable viral load.²

Since the start of the epidemic, more than 600,000 Americans have died from AIDS-related causes.¹

Men who have sex with men make up 4% of the US male population, but account for 78% of all new HIV infections.¹

African Americans accounted for 44% of new infections in 2010. They comprise 14% of the US population.¹

The infection rate among Latinos was 3.1 times higher than among whites in 2010.¹

In 2010, women represented one fifth of new diagnoses.¹

In 2010, 31% of all new infections occurred among people aged 25-34, more than any other age group.¹

In the World

34 million people are living with HIV/AIDS.⁶

In 2011, there were 1.7 million AIDS-related deaths.⁶

Approximately 2.5 million people are infected with HIV each year.⁶

Women constitute more than half of all people living with HIV/AIDS.⁶

More than 30 million have died from AIDS since the epidemic began.⁶

Works Cited

¹Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Estimated HIV incidence in the United States, 2007–2010. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2012;17(No. 4).
Published December 2012.

²Edward M. Gardner, Margaret P. McLees, John F. Steiner, Carlos del Rio, and William J. Burman. The Spectrum of Engagement in HIV Care and its Relevance
to Test-and-Treat Strategies for Prevention of HIV Infection. Clin Infect Dis. (2011) 52(6): 793-800 doi:10.1093/cid/ciq243

³Kaiser Family Foundation. HIV/AIDS Policy Fact Sheet: The HIV/AIDS Epidemic in the US. Published December 2012.

New York City HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Statistics. New York: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2011. Updated January 4, 2012.

New York State Department of Health. New York State HIV/AIDS Surveillance Annual Report for Cases Diagnosed Through December 2010. Published August 2012.

UNAIDS. Report on the Global AIDS Epidemic. Published December 2012.

Compiled January 2013