Epidemiology of HIV Infection in the Developed World

  • Author: Mauro Schechter, MD, PhD (More Info)
  • Editors in Chief: Daniel R. Kuritzkes, MD; Joseph J. Eron, Jr., MD
  • Last Reviewed: 4/1/16 (What's New)


  • Black and Latino MSM in the US are more likely to progress to AIDS or die from the disease than white MSM[Hall 2007]
  • HIV incidence is particularly high in young black MSM (Figure 6)[CDC 2012a]
  • Black MSM with HIV infection are less likely to receive ART than their white counterparts and less likely to be virally suppressed if receiving ART[Beer 2014; Millett 2012]

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