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As of 2016, it is estimated that there are 1.5 million adults and children living with HIV/AIDS in North America, excluding Central America and the Caribbean.[1] 70,000 adults and children are newly infected every year, and the overall adult prevalence[clarification needed] is 0.5%.[1] 26,000 people in North America (again, excluding Central America and the Caribbean) die from AIDS every year.[1]

HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in North America vary from 0.23% in Mexico to 3.22% in The Bahamas.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Antigua and Barbuda

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HIV/AIDS in The Bahamas

As of 2013, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 3.22%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Barbados

As of 2013, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.88%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Belize

As of 2014, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 1.18%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Canada

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.30%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Costa Rica

As of 2014, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.26%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Cuba

As of 2014, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.25%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in the Dominican Republic

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.68%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in El Salvador

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.60%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Grenada

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HIV/AIDS in Guatemala

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.70%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Haiti

As of 2014, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 1.93%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Honduras

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.50%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Jamaica

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 1.70%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Mexico

As of 2014, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.23%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Nicaragua

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.30%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Panama

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.70%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in Saint Kitts and Nevis

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HIV/AIDS in Saint Lucia

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HIV/AIDS in Saint Vincent and the Grenadines

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HIV/AIDS in Trinidad and Tobago

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 1.60%.[2]

HIV/AIDS in the United States

As of 2012, the adult prevalence rate is estimated to be 0.60%.[2] African-Americans are at the highest risk of contracting HIV in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease and Control and Prevention (CDC), African-American accounted for 44% of all new HIV infections in the United States between 2010 and 2016, although African-Americans make up roughly 12% of the American population.[3] The extent of the HIV/AIDS crisis within the African-American community is an indication that the solution will also need to be multi-faceted ranging from increasing access to health care to reducing the stigma that HIV and homosexuality has within the African-American community.

References

  1. ^ a b c "Worldwide AIDS & HIV Statistics". Avert. 31 December 2009. Retrieved 26 January 2016.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l m n o p q r Central Intelligence Agency (2016). "CIA World Factbook - HIV/AIDS adult prevalence rate". Retrieved November 2, 2015.
  3. ^ "Geographic Distribution | Statistics Overview | Statistics Center | HIV/AIDS | CDC". www.cdc.gov. 2018-06-25. Retrieved 2018-10-29.

See also

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