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HIV/AIDS Among Racial/Ethnic Minority Men Who Have Sex with Men -- United States, 1989-1998

Table 2

January 14, 2000

Metropolitan statistical areas (MSAs)(1) with the highest number of AIDS cases(2) among men aged >13 years who have sex with men (MSM)
United States, 1996-1998

Race/Ethnicity (No. cases)MSANo. Cases% of Racial/Ethnic Total
Black, Non-Hispanic
New York, N.Y.2,03410.2
Washington, D.C.1,1355.7
Atlanta, Ga.9514.8
Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.9474.7
Chicago, Ill.8484.2
Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.1,72815.8
New York, N.Y.1,57014.3
Miami, Fla.8798.0
San Juan-Bayamon, Puerto Rico5685.2
San Diego, Calif.3653.3
Asian/Pacific Islander
Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.12617.3
San Francisco, Calif.8411.5
Honolulu, Hawaii719.8
New York, N.Y.679.2
San Diego, Calif.365.0
American Indian/Alaska Native
Phoenix-Mesa, Ariz.188.5
Seattle-Bellevue-Everett, Wash.115.2
Tulsa, Okla.104.7
Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.94.2
San Diego, Calif.73.3
White, non-Hispanic
New York, N.Y.2,1386.5
Los Angeles-Long Beach, Calif.1,9315.9
San Francisco, Calif.1,4564.5
Houston, Texas1,0033.1
Dallas, Texas9022.8

  1. Includes only metropolitan areas with a population >500,000. Metropolitan areas are named for a central city or county, may include several cities and counties, and may cross state boundaries.

  2. Estimates are adjusted for delays in reporting of AIDS cases and anticipated redistribution of cases initially reported with no identified risk; data reported to CDC through June 1999.

  3. 29.6% of 19,983 AIDS cases among non-Hispanic black MSM resided in these five MSAs.


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This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a part of the publication Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.