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How prevalent is hiv in the us?

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Dr. Scott Mitchell
Bariatrics 23 years experience
HIV in the US: The prevalence rate of hiv: 447.8 per 100,000 population as reported in the MMWR in 2006 by the CDC. 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV infection and 1 in 5 are unaware of their infection. Men who have sex with men, particularly young black men are the most severely affected members of the US population. By race, African Americans face the most severe HIV burden.
Dr. Michael Ein
Infectious Disease 48 years experience
See below: In 2006 1.1 million people were living with hiv/aids in the us for a prevalence of 448 per 100, 000 population. 65% were nonwhite and 48% were gay men. Hiv prevalence for blacks was 1715 per 100, 000, hispanics 585 per 100, 000 both much higher than for whites. In 2006 there were 56, 300 new cases for an incidence rate of 23 cases per 100, 000. 73% were in men, 45% in blacks, 53% were gay.

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