Over the past decades, state and local HIV prevention efforts, including Ending the Epidemic strategies, led to notable reductions in new HIV diagnoses across various subpopulations. However, this progress has been uneven. In some states, the number of new diagnoses has decreased more slowly for Hispanics compared to the whole population. Click here for a full brief!
HIV rates, the number of cases per 100K people, allow for comparisons between populations of different sizes. While decreasing in many states, HIV rates have increased in others with significant Hispanic populations. Historically, New York and California, two states with large Hispanic populations, have consistently felt the impact of HIV.
However, Hispanic populations are growing across most Southern and Western states, and these regions accounted for 73.8% of the HIV cases among U.S. Hispanics in 2021.
Furthermore, progress continues to be uneven for Hispanic gay/bisexual men and men who have sex with men (MSM), transgender women, and newly settled immigrants.
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HIV prevalence rates among Hispanics by state and territory, 2021