QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged >18 Years Who Reported Ever Being Tested for HIV,* by Sex and Race/Ethnicity -- National Health Interview Survey, United States, 2006

August 10, 2007

* Based on responses to the following question: "Except for tests you may have had as part of blood donations, have you ever been tested for HIV?"

† Estimates are based on household interviews of a sample of the civilian, noninstitutionalized U.S. population.

§ Total includes non-Hispanics of other races or multiple races.

¶ 95% confidence interval.

Among both men and women, non-Hispanic blacks (51.6% of men and 53.5% of women) were more likely to report ever being tested for HIV than Hispanics (35.7% of men and 46.1% of women) and non-Hispanic whites (30.5% of men and 33.5% of women). Overall, women (37.8%) were more likely than men (33.7%) to report ever being tested for HIV.

Source: National Health Interview Survey, 2006. Available at

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