HIV National Statistics
- About 50,000 people get infected with HIV each year. In 2014, an estimated 44,073 people were diagnosed with HIV infection in the United States. This new number shows a 19% decrease in the number of new HIV diagnoses, which reflects a true decline in new HIV infections for the United States as a whole.
- More than 1.2 million people aged 13 years and older are living with HIV infection, and almost 1 in 8 (12.8%) are unaware of their infection.
- Gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men (MSM), particularly young black/African American MSM, are most seriously affected by HIV.
HIV/AIDS TRENDS FOR THE STATE OF GEORGIA
Statistics of People Newly Diagnosed with HIV in the State of Georgia
- HIV infection remains an important public health problem in the state of Georgia.
- Georgia ranks 5th highest in the nation for the total number of new diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents after Florida, California, Texas, and New York.
- As of 2014, there were 2,640 new diagnoses of HIV infection in Georgia.
- The majority of the new diagnoses of HIV infection occur among Black/Non-Hispanic persons and males.
- The majority of the new diagnoses of HIV infection among males are attributed to the MSM transmission category and those among females are attributed to heterosexual contact.
- The largest age category for persons with new HIV infection in Georgia is 20 to 29 years.
Statistics of People Living with HIV in the State of Georgia
- There were 52,320 persons living with HIV infection and 28,284 persons living with Stage 3 (AIDS) in Georgia as of December 31, 2014.
- The majority of persons living with HIV in Georgia were male (75%).
- The largest age category for persons living with HIV in Georgia is 40-49 years.
- Three Health Districts; Fulton, DeKalb and Clayton have HIV prevalence rates that exceed the overall state HIIV rate.
*Georgia Department of Public Health
Division of Health Protection
All represented data as of 2014
For more information on HIV trends in Georgia, please visit the Department of Public Health Web site.
Feel free to visit CDC's HIV in the United States: At A Glance page for more information on national statistics.