CDC Releases Report on Lifetime Risk of HIV Diagnosis

The CDC recently released an updated estimate of lifetime risk of being diagnosed with HIV in the United States. The good news: overall lifetime risk in the US dropped from 1 in 78 in 2005 to 1 in 99. If you live in New York State, the risk is 1 in 69.

However, the study showed very stark disparities among certain risk groups and race/ethnic groups.


Gay and bisexual men have the highest overall risk, but risk varies severely by race and ethnicity, too.


To ensure that things don’t go this way–and so we can reverse these trends–make sure you know your status and get the help you need to stay as healthy as possible. Talk to our Regional Prevention Initiative or CHAPS to see how we can help.

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