CDC Releases New HIV Statistics
Less Than 1% of U.S. Adults Younger than 50 Have HIV, New HIV Prevalence Statistics Show
Jan. 29, 2008 -- The CDC today reported that about one-half of 1% of U.S.
adults younger than 50 have HIV.
The CDC's HIV prevalence statistics are based on nearly 12,000 adults aged
18-49 who took part in national health studies from 1999 to 2006.
Participants were interviewed and provided blood samples; 0.47% had HIV
infection. That's similar to findings from a 1988-1994 survey, states a CDC
HIV infection was more common among men than women, and among
African-Americans than whites or Mexican-Americans.
About 2.6% of African-American men and 1.5% of African-American women were
The data don't show how people contracted HIV.
The findings appear in January's edition of the CDC's NCHS Data