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What is HIV?

HIV is the Human Immunodeficiency Virus. It attacks your body's immune system by destroying CD4 cells, which help your body fight diseases. HIV can severely damage your immune system and lead to AIDS.

How is HIV treated?

HIV treatment may reduce the amount of HIV in your blood (called "viral load"). Treatment may also help to increase the number of CD4 cells in your blood which help fight off other infections.

Diagnoses of HIV Infection, by Age

In 2010, the estimated number of diagnoses of HIV infection in the 46 states with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting, by age at diagnosis, was as follows:

Age (Years)    


Estimated Number of Diagnoses of HIV Infection, 2010

Under 13               217

Ages 13-14            34

Ages 15-19      2,200

Ages 20-24      7,565

Ages 25-29      6,823

Ages 30-34      5,954

Ages 35-39      5,523

Ages 40-44      5,720

Ages 45-49       5,296

Ages 50-54        3,671

Ages 55-59        2,154

Ages 60-64        1,119

Ages 65 or older   853


Diagnoses of HIV Infection, by Race/Ethnicity

CDC tracks diagnoses of HIV infection information on seven racial and ethnic groups: American Indian/Alaska Native, Asian, black/African American, Hispanic/Latino, Native Hawaiian/other Pacific Islander, white, and multiple races.

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