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)


  • Rates of new HIV infections among black men and women in the US are significantly higher than among white men and women[CDC 2013a]
  • Homosexual contact is the primary mode of transmission in black men and heterosexual contact in black women[CDC 2013a]
  • Latinos are also disproportionately more affected by HIV than whites[CDC 2013a]

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