(All statistics from Florida Department of Health, Bureau of HIV/AIDS, Florida HIV/AIDS 2009 Update unless otherwise noted.)
- 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
- Over 40,000 new HIV infections are reported in the U. S. each year
- One in every 4 people living with HIV do not know they are infected.
- Since the beginning of the AIDS Epidemic in the U.S., more than 597,000 deaths have been reported.
- Currently, 1.1 million people are living with HIV/AIDS in the U. S.
- 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.
- 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