HIV continues to be a major global public health issue, having claimed more than 35 million lives since it was first recognized in 1981.One million people died from HIV-related causes in 2016, alone.
Globally, there were approximately 36.7 million people living with HIVat the end of 2016 with 1.8 million people becoming newly infected. (2016)
The total estimated new HIV infections in the US was 37,600. Southern States made up half of them. (2014)
In the U.S., youth aged 13 to 24 accounted for more than 1 in 5 new HIV diagnoses.(2015)
Nationally, African Americans accounted for 44% of HIV diagnoses, though they comprise 12% of the U.S. population. Hispanics/Latinos represented 18% of the population, but accounted for 25% of HIV diagnoses. (2016)
Nationwide, women made up 19% of the new HIV diagnoses.Heterosexual contact accounted for 87% of HIV diagnoses among women.(2016)
An estimated 5,954 people were living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Oklahoma. Almost half of PLWHA in Oklahoma live in counties within the Oklahoma City Metro-Statistical Area (MSA). (2016)
In Oklahoma, 295 cases of HIV were newly diagnosed. Almost 65% of those newly diagnosed cases were ages 20-39. Black/African Americans had the highest rate of newly diagnosed HIV cases among all racial and ethnic groups. (2016)