Over 3 Million HIV Tests Conducted in CDC-Funded Sites in 2016
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.
Most of the 84.9% newly-diagnosed were linked to HIV medical care within 90 days of their positive tests
- 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%), than whites (25.7%) and Hispanics/Latinos (22.2%)
- Over half of tests (54.8%) were conducted in the South