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HIV/AIDS and Asian Americans

August 20, 2013

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  • Asian Americans have slightly lower AIDS rates than their white counterparts and they are less likely to die of HIV/AIDS.
  • The total number of reported AIDS cases has generally declined over the past five years for the White population, however it has increased for Asian Americans.
  • Asian American women are 20 percent more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than White women.


At a Glance -- HIV Infection Cases (Adults and Children)

Estimated Number of Diagnosed Cases and Rates (per 100,000) of HIV Infection, 2011

  # Cases Rate Asian American/
White Ratio
Asian males 821 13.8 1.0
White males 12,041 14.5  
 
Asian females 153 2.3 1.2
White females 1,776 2.0  
 
Asian (both sexes) 982 6.5 0.9
White (both sexes) 13,846 7.0  

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 3a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]


At a Glance -- HIV Infection Cases and Rates (Children <13 Years)

Estimated Number of Diagnosed Cases and Rates (per 100,000) of HIV Infection, 2011 (United States)

  # Cases Rate
Asian 8 0.3
White 29 0.1
Total Population 192 0.4

Source: CDC 2013. HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV Infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2011, v.23. Table 5a.
www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/pdf/2011_HIV_Surveillance_Report_vol_23.pdf [PDF | 2.32MB]

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