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)


  • An estimated 872,990 people were living with diagnosed HIV infection in the US in 2010 (Table 1)[CDC 2013a]
  • In Canada, 71,300 people were estimated to be living with HIV infection in 2011[PHAC 2012]
  • HIV and AIDS incidences are higher in nonwhite people than in white people in both the US and Canada (Figure 1) (Figure 2)[CDC 2013b; PHAC 2010]

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