QuickStats: Percentage of Adults Aged 18–59 Years Who Were Ever Tested for Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) by Race and Hispanic Ethnicity — United States, National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey, 2003–2006 to 2007–2010

October 29, 2014

Approximately 44% of adults aged 18–59 years had ever been tested for HIV (other than blood donations) during 2007–2010, nearly the same as during 2003–2006. From 2003–2006 to 2007–2010, no significant change was observed for non-Hispanic white and Mexican-American adults in this age group. A significant increase was observed in the percentage of non-Hispanic black adults aged 18–59 years (from 57% to 64%) who had ever been tested for HIV. During both periods, non-Hispanic black adults had a significantly higher prevalence of any lifetime HIV testing compared with non-Hispanic white and Mexican-American adults.


HIV Testing

September 14, 2007

Though the CDC has a center devoted to the study of HIV/AIDS, the National Center for Health Statistics produces data on HIV testing. The most comprehensive source is from the National Health Interview Survey’s Summary Health Statistics: US Adults.

Another comprehensive study is HIV Testing in the United States, 2002.

Deaths from HIV/AIDS

June 29, 2007

We had a question about the number of persons in the United States who die from HIV/AIDS.

Mortality data indicate that in 2004 5,608 whites (rate of 2.4 per 100,000), 7271 blacks (18.8 per 100,000), and 184 persons of other races (rate of 1.1 per 100,000) died of HIV/AIDS.

You can do your own analysis by year at CDC’s public access WONDER database (select ICD 10 codes B20-B24 in section 4) or you can quickly determine where HIV/AIDS ranks in the CDC’s WISQARS Leading Cause of Death Report.