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HIV/AIDS Statistics

HIV/AIDS Statistics:

 (All statistics from Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS, Florida HIV/AIDS 2009 Update unless otherwise noted.)

Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership 2014 Needs Assessment data estimates that there were 26,760 people living with HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade County in 2013

The number of people living with HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade County has increased by 23% from 2004 to 2014.

Needs Assessment data from the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership for 2014 indicate that while Blacks represent 16% of the general population, they make up 38% and 48% of the HIV/AIDS population respectively.

Hispanics, while they make up 67% of the county’s general population represented 51% and 44% of HIV/AIDS cases reported in 2013 respectively.

Global Statistics: 

  • 33% of all of the people with HIV in the world live in three countries: South Africa (18%), Nigeria (9%) and India (6%).
  • Without treatment, people are still dying from HIV/AIDS; 1.5 Million people died from HIV-related Causes in 2013.
  • Globally at the end of 2013, 35 million people were living with HIV with 2.1 million people newly infected with HIV in the same year.
  • Only 12.9 million people living with HIV were receiving antiretroviral therapy in 2013.
  • Only 1 in 4 children living with HIV globally had access to antiretroviral therapy in 2013.
  • In 2009 AIDS claimed the lives of approximately 1.8 million people.  There are 33.3 million people worldwide living with HIV/AIDS. 1
  • In 2009 2.2 million adults were newly infected with HIV.2

United States:

  • Gay and Bisexual Men of All Races are the most severely affected by HIV.
  • More than 1 Million people are now living with HIV in the United States.
  • 1 in 6 people living with HIV don’t know they’re infected.
  • 1 in 4 new HIV infections in the US is among those aged 13-24.
  • When someone doesn’t know they’re infected, they are not receiving treatment and can pass the HIV virus unknowingly to someone else.


  • Miami-Dade County currently ranks number one in the nation, logging the highest number of new AIDS cases per capita in the United States.
  • Broward County (Fort Lauderdale) currently ranks number two in the nation, logging the 2nd highest number of new AIDS cases per capita in the United States.
  • Florida ranks 3rd in the nation in the number of persons living with AIDS.
  • Florida ranks 2nd in the nation in the number of pediatric AIDS cases.
  • Approximately 125,000 people, roughly 11.7% of the national total, currently live with HIV infection in Florida.
  • People living with HIV/AIDS in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties through 2009:
    • Miami-Dade   24,151      70.5% Males             29.5% Females
    • Broward          15,638     70.3% Males             29.7% Females
  • Through 2008, persons at the current age 50+ accounted for 27% of all people living with HIV/AIDS in Florida.
  • In 2007 an estimated 30.2% of Miami-Dade’s population was without health insurance.3

Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM):

  • In the U. S., 74% of all AIDS cases are among men.
  • Of the reported HIV cases among men, 72% in Miami and 75.8% in Broward are MSM.
  • Among black male cases living with HIV/AIDS in Florida through 2008, 46% were MSM.
  • Among living Hispanic male HIV/AIDS cases in Florida reported through 2008, MSM was the leading mode of exposure with 70% of cases.


  • Nationwide, African American women account for the majority of new AIDS cases among women (64%).
  • AIDS is growing among women.  In 2008, 30.5% of AIDS cases in Miami-Dade were among women.  In Broward County, women account for 35.6% of AIDS cases.
  • 72% of AIDS cases among women in Miami-Dade are among African-Americans.


  • Blacks/African-Americans tend to learn about their HIV status at a later stage of the disease and to postpone medical care.
  • 77% of all pediatric AIDS cases in Florida through 2008 are among African-American children.
  • While Blacks compose only 20% of the population in Miami-Dade County, they account for 51.5% of AIDS cases.  Similarly, in Broward County, Blacks compose 25% of the population and 57.6% of AIDS cumulative cases.
  • HIV/AIDS is the leading cause of death for black females between the ages 25 – 44 and the 3rd leading cause of death for black males ages 25 – 44.
  • Of the 1,259 living pediatric HIV/AIDS cases (age <13) reported in Florida through 2008, 77% were black.  Black children made up 21% of Florida’s population (under age 13) in 2008.
  • In 2008, the AIDS case rate among black women was 20 times higher than that among white women.  The AIDS case rate among black males was 6 times higher than that for white males in Florida.


  • HIV cases diagnosed among Hispanics in Florida between 1999 and 2008 increased by 76%.
  • 34% of AIDS cases and 39% of HIV cases in Miami-Dade are among Hispanics.
  • In Florida in 2008, Hispanics accounted for 20% of AIDS  cases in men and 13% of those in women.
  • In 2008, Hispanic women in Florida were nearly 3 times as likely as white women to be reported with HIV.
  • In 2007, HIV was the 6th leading cause of death among Hispanic men in Florida and the 3rd leading cause of death among women, ages 25 – 44.

Young People:

  • The estimates of HIV among youth may be underestimated since they do not perceive their risk of infection and are not likely to get tested or seek care.
  • Young people in the United States are at persistent risk for HIV infection.  This risk is especially notable for youth of minority races and ethnicities.
  • In Miami-Dade County, youth 13 – 24 years of age represent 25% of the reported new HIV cases.
  • In Florida, 15% of new infections of HIV are among persons under the age of 25.
  • AIDS-related illnesses are the 7th leading cause of death among people between the ages of 15 – 19 and the 6th leading cause of death among people between the ages of 20 – 24.



3 Miami-Dade County Department of Planning and Zoning, Data Flash, Issue # 7, 2010

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