Data and Statistics
About 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and of those people, about 13%, or 1 in 8 do not know they are infected.
Estimates show that African Americans are most affected by HIV. In 2014, Aferican Americans made up only 12% of the US population but had 44% of all new HIV diadnoses. Additionally, Hispanics/Latinos are also strongly affected. They made up 17% of the US population but had 23 % of all new HIV dianoses.
There are also variations by age. Young people aged 13-24 are especially affected by HIV. In 2014, they comprised 16% of the US population but accounted for 22% of all new HIV diagnoses. All young people are not equally at risk, however. Young gay and bisexual men accounted for 92% of all new HIV diagnoses in people aged 13-24 in 2014, and young, African American gay and bisexual men are even more severely affected.