Today’s HIV/AIDS Epidemic June 2013 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention


Populations at Higher Risk for HIV: Route of Transmission
While more than half of new HIV infections occur among
gay and bisexual men, heterosexuals and
injection drug users (IDUs) also continue to be
significantly affected by HIV
Estimated New HIV Infections by Route
of Transmission, 2010
8% IDU
63% MSM
25% Heterosexual
Gay and bisexual men: Men who have sex with
men (MSM) remain the group most heavily affected
by HIV in the United States. CDC estimates that
MSM represent approximately 4 percent of the male
population in the United States but male-to-male 
sex accounted for more than three-fourths (78 percent)
of new HIV infections among men and nearly two-thirds
(63 percent) of all new infections in 2010 (29,800). White
MSM continue to represent the largest number of new
HIV infections among MSM (11,200), followed closely
by black MSM (10,600) and Hispanic
MSM (6,700)
Estimated New HIV Infections among
MSM Aged 13-24, 2008-2010
Young MSM: The number of new infections among
the youngest MSM (aged 13-24) increased 22 percent,
from 7,200 infections in 2008 to 8,800 in 2010. Young
black MSM continue to bear the heaviest burden,
accounting for more than half (55 percent) of new
infections among young MSM (4,800). In fact, young
black MSM now account for more new infections than
any other subgroup by race/ethnicity, age, and sex.
There was a 12 percent increase in HIV incidence among
MSM overall, from 26,700 in 2008 to 29,800 in 2010.2
Heterosexuals: Heterosexuals accounted for
25 percent of estimated new HIV infections in 2010
(12,100). About two-thirds (66 percent) of those
infected through heterosexual sex were women.
The number of new HIV infections among females
attributed to heterosexual contact decreased by
18 percent, from 9,800 in 2008 to 8,000 in 2010,
largely because of a drop in infections among black
heterosexual women. Comparing 2008 to 2010,
new HIV infections among black women decreased
21 percent, from 7,700 in 2008 to 6,100 in 2010.
While this decline is encouraging, black women
continue to be far more affected by HIV than women of
other races/ethnicities and account for nearly two-thirds
(64 percent) of all new infections among women.

Injection drug users: IDUs represent 8 percent of new
HIV infections and 16 percent of people currently living
with HIV.
African Americans account for the greatest
numbers of new infections among IDUs.2
Transgender people: Transgender individuals are also
heavily affected by HIV. A 2008 review of HIV studies
among transgender women found that, on
average, 28 percent tested positive for HIV.6

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