HIV Among African Americans

October 26, 2017

 < Prev  |  1  |  2 


  1. CDC. Diagnoses of HIV Infection in the United States and Dependent Areas, 2015. HIV Surveillance Report 2016;27. Accessed November 21, 2016.
  2. Seth P, Walker T, Hollis N, et al. HIV Testing and Service Delivery Among Blacks or African Americans -- 61 Health Department Jurisdictions, United States, 2013. MMWR 2015;64:87-90. Accessed November 21, 2016.
  3. Siddiqi A, Hu X, Hall HI. Mortality Among Blacks or African Americans with HIV Infection -- United States, 2008-2012. MMWR 2015;64:81-86. Accessed November 21, 2016.
  4. CDC. 2013 Sexually Transmitted Diseases Surveillance. Accessed November 21, 2016.
  5. CDC. Monitoring selected national HIV prevention and care objectives by using HIV surveillance data -- United States and 6 dependent areas -- 2014. HIV Surveillance Supplemental Report 2015;21(4). Accessed November 21, 2016.
  6. US Census Bureau. Income and Poverty in the United States: 2014. Accessed November 21, 2016.
  7. US Census Bureau. Health Insurance Coverage in the United States: 2014. Accessed November 21, 2016.
  8. CDC. High-Impact HIV Prevention: CDC's Approach to Reducing HIV Infections in the United States. Accessed November 21, 2016.
  9. CDC. Deaths: final data for 2014. National Vital Statistics Reports 2016; 65(4). Accessed November 21, 2016.

Fact Sheets

HIV Among African American Gay and Bisexual Men

Expanded HIV Testing and African Americans

HIV Incidence: Estimated Annual Infections in the U.S., 2008-2014

Other Resources

Web Sites

General Resources


  1. Referred to as African Americans in this fact sheet.
  2. Does not include African Americans who are Hispanic/Latino.
  3. HIV and AIDS diagnoses indicate when a person is diagnosed with HIV infection or AIDS, not when the person was infected.
  4. The term male-to-male sexual contact is used in CDC surveillance systems. It indicates a behavior that transmits HIV infection, not how individuals self-identify in terms of their sexuality. This fact sheet uses the term gay and bisexual men.
  5. In 32 states and the District of Columbia (the areas with complete lab reporting by December 2015).

[Note from This article was originally published by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention on Oct. 27, 2017. We have cross-posted it with their permission.]

 < Prev  |  1  |  2 

Related Stories

HIV Among African-American Gay and Bisexual Men
6 Things You Need to Know for National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day

This article was provided by U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Visit the CDC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.

No comments have been made.

Add Your Comment:
(Please note: Your name and comment will be public, and may even show up in
Internet search results. Be careful when providing personal information! Before
adding your comment, please read's Comment Policy.)

Your Name:

Your Location:

(ex: San Francisco, CA)

Your Comment:

Characters remaining:


The content on this page is free of advertiser influence and was produced by our editorial team. See our content and advertising policies.