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HIV in Travis County

Fri., Sept. 5, 2014

HIV in Travis County

• The number of people living with HIV in Texas has increased by more than 20% since 2008.

• 90% of new cases in 2013 were among men who have sex with men.

• More than half of those cases identified as black or Hispanic.

• Women account for about 15% of the population living with HIV.

• Over 70% of women living with HIV contracted the virus through heterosexual sex.

• The CDC estimates that nearly 1 out of 5 people living with HIV are unaware of their status.

Source: Department of State Health Services 2013 HIV data for Austin metro area

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