Data for the years 2021 & 2022 are preliminary. Due to the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, data for the year 2020 should be interpreted with caution. Visit for the latest Coronavirus Disease (COVID-19) updates.
COVID-19 disruptions in HIV, diagnosis, care and reporting of deaths during 2020 have also made incidence, prevalence, and knowledge of status estimates derived from a CD4-based model, unreliable. Therefore, the HIV surveillance supplemental report Estimated HIV Incidence and Prevalence in the U.S., which provides data on estimated incidence, prevalence, and knowledge of status in the U.S., was not published by CDC this year.

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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 Latino, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, White and multiracial. Persons of Hispanic/Latino 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/Latino, 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.