Learn more about the terminology used in the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. initiative.

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Race / Ethnicity

Data are generally grouped into the following racial/ethnic categories (each race category is non-Hispanic): American Indian or Alaska Native, Asian, Black or African American, Hispanic or Latinx, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, White and multiracial. Persons of Hispanic/Latinx ethnicity can be of any race.

PrEP data has different race/ethnicity categories due to the source of the data. The categories for PrEP are: Black/African American, Hispanic/Latinx, Other, and White.

Some HIV prevalence cases are missing information on the individual’s race/ethnicity. These unknown racial/ethnic groups are not displayed. Therefore, if you summarize the data by race/ethnicity, they may not match the national totals overall.