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HIV/AIDS and Hispanic Americans

August 20, 2013

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  • Hispanic Americans accounted for 20% of all HIV infection cases in 2011.
  • Hispanic males are 3 times as likely to have either HIV infection or AIDS as compared to white males.
  • Hispanic females are 4 times as likely to have AIDS in 2011 as White females.
  • Hispanic men are 2.5 times as likely as non-Hispanic White men to die of HIV/AIDS.
  • Hispanic women are twice as likely as non-Hispanic white women to die of HIV.
  • In 2011, Hispanic females were 4 times more likely to be diagnosed with HIV infection, as compared to White females.


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

Estimated Number of Diagnosed Cases and Rates (per 100,000) of HIV, 2010 (United States)

  # Cases Rate Hispanic/
White Ratio
Hispanic males 8,605 43.4 3.0
White males 12,041 14.5  
 
Hispanic females 1,530 7.9 4.0
White females 1,776 2.0  
 
Hispanic (both sexes) 10,159 19.5 2.8
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

  # Cases Rate
Hispanic 25 0.2
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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This article was provided by Office of Minority Health. Visit OMH's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
See Also
HIV & Me: A Guide to Living With HIV for Hispanics
The Body en Español
More HIV Statistics on the U.S. Latino Community

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