Colorado at a glance:
There are over 12,215 people known to be living with HIV and AIDS in Colorado. 87.3% Male, 12.7% Female (AIDSVu)
1 in 7 people living with HIV and AIDS are unaware of their status. (CDC)
32% of new HIV diagnosis in Colorado are youth ages 20-29. (Colorado Dept. of Health)
The rate of black females living with an HIV diagnosis is 16.8 times that of white females in Colorado. (AIDSVu)
United States at a glance:
It is estimated that approximately 37,600 people became newly infected with HIV last year. (CDC)
1.1 million people are living with HIV and AIDS and 1 in 7 people living with HIV and AIDS are unaware of their status. (CDC)
From 2008 to 2014, the estimated number of annual HIV infections declined 18%.
Southern states bear the greatest burden of HIV, accounting for 50% of new infections in 2014. (UNAIDS)
Gay and bisexual men, particularly young African American gay and bisexual men, are most affected. (CDC)
It is estimated that there are 36.7 million people living with HIV and AIDS worldwide, including 1.8 million children. (UNAIDS)
1.1 million people died of AIDS in 2015. (UNAIDS)
Sub-Saharan Africa remains most heavily affected by HIV and AIDS. The region accounts for 70% of all people living with HIV and had over 2.6 million people infected last year. (UNAIDS)
Since the beginning of the epidemic, it is estimated that approximately 39 million people worldwide have died from AIDS. (UnAIDS)
An estimated 2.1 million individuals worldwide became newly infected with HIV in 2015. (UNAIDS)
Currently only 60% of people with HIV know their status. The remaining 40% (over 14 million people) still need to access HIV testing services. (UNAIDS)
Elimination of mother-to-child transmission is becoming a reality. In 2015, 8 out of 10 pregnant women living with HIV received antiretroviral medications worldwide. (World Health Organization)
CDC estimates there are more than 50,000 new cases of HIV in the U.S. annually; half of these are people under 25 years of age. (CDC)
Young people account for 50% of all new sexually transmitted infections. (CDC)
Unique factors that place youth at risk - insufficient screening, confidentiality concerns, lack of access to healthcare, lack of preventative education, multiple sex partners.
Daily PrEP reduces the risk of getting HIV from sex by more than 90%. (CDC)
Pre-exposure prophylaxis, or PrEP, is a prevention option for people who are at high risk of getting HIV.
It’s meant to be used consistently, as a pill taken every day, and to be used with other prevention methods such as condoms.
PrEP uses some of the same antiretroviral medications given to people already living with HIV.