HIV Declines Among Young People and Drives Overall Decrease in New HIV Infections

June 23, 2023
Fast Facts July 2023

· Estimated annual new HIV infections were 12% lower in 2021 compared to 2017—dropping from about 36,500 infections to about 32,100

· The decline was driven by a 34% decrease in new infections among 13- to 24-year-olds, mostly among gay and bisexual males

· Declines were lower (2017-2021) among young Black/African American (subsequently, Black) and 13- to 24-year-old Hispanic/Latino gay and bisexual males than young White gay and bisexual males

o Black/African American  Down 27%

o Hispanic/Latino – Down 36%

o White – Down 45%

· In 2021, about 30% of the 1.2 million people who could benefit from PrEP were prescribed it

· More people with HIV were aware of their status in 2021 than 2017, with an uptick from 86% to 87%

· 1 of 8 people with HIV in the United States do not know they have it