HIV and AIDS remain a persistent problem for the United States and countries around the world. While great progress has been made in preventing and treating HIV, there is still much to do. The questions in this section provide a broad overview of the effects of HIV and AIDS in the United States and globally.
In 2017, 38,739 people received an HIV diagnosis in the United States and 6 dependent areas.a The annual number of new diagnoses remained stable from 2012 to 2016.
HIV disease continues to be a serious health issue for parts of the world. Worldwide, there were about 1.8 million new cases of HIV in 2017. About 36.9 million people were living with HIV around the world in 2017, and 21.7 million of them were receiving medicines to treat HIV, called antiretroviral therapy (ART). An estimated 940,000 people died from AIDS-related illnesses in 2017. Sub-Saharan Africa, which bears the heaviest burden of HIV and AIDS worldwide, accounts for about 66% of all new HIV infections. Other regions significantly affected by HIV and AIDS include Asia and the Pacific, Latin America and the Caribbean, and Eastern Europe and Central Asia.
For more detailed analysis of HIV data and its impact in the United States, visit our Statistics Center.
Viral hepatitis, including hepatitis A, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C, are a group of distinct diseases that affect the liver. Each have different hepatitis symptoms and treatments. Some causes of hepatitis include recreational drugs and prescription medications. Laboratory tests can determine hepatitis types.
While there is no vaccine for HCV, there is a cure. If you have been diagnosed with HCV, your medical professional can provide you with this treatment. Treatment for HCV coinfection with viral hepatitis may also complicate the treatment and management of HIV infection. HCV infection is often serious in people with HIV infection and may lead to liver damage more quickly.
Need to find a provider who specializes in HCV care and treatment? Click here for a list provided by HEPCCATT.