Over 3 Million HIV Tests Conducted in CDC-Funded Sites in 2016

Over 3 Million HIV Tests Conducted in CDC-Funded Sites in 2016

Monday, June 11, 2018
TARGET Center

Of the 3 million-plus HIV tests were conducted 61 CDC-funded jurisdictions in 2016, 0.9% (27,373) tested HIV-positive and—of that number—about half were newly diagnosed while the other half were among persons previously diagnosed as HIV-positive. These are other findings are summarized in CDC-Funded HIV Testing: United, States, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands, 2016.

Most (84.9%) of the newly-diagnosed were linked to HIV medical care within 90 days of their positive tests.

Below are additional highlights:

  • The largest proportion of HIV tests (37.6%) were among persons 20-29 years of age.
  • More men were tested (50.2%) than women (47.8%).
  • Notably, most HIV testing was among blacks/African Americans (41.7%), then whites (25.7%) and Hispanics/Latinos (22.2%).
  • Over half of tests (54.8%) were conducted in the South.