Overview of HIV in Texas

Understanding Data

Watch the following videos to understand why data matters, how we obtain data, and how data is used to inform the Texas HIV Treatment Cascade.

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There were 90,700 people living with HIV (PLWH) in Texas at the end of 2017. In 2017, 4,262 people were newly diagnosed with HIV. The number of new HIV diagnoses has been stable for the past several years.

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Priority Populations

The majority of PLWH and the majority of new HIV diagnoses are among Latino MSM.

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Gender

The majority of PLWH and the majority of new HIV diagnoses are among cisgender men.

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Age

The majority of PLWH are between the ages of 45-64. The majority of new HIV diagnoses are among people aged 25-45.

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Mode of Transmission

The majority of PLWH and the majority of new HIV diagnose are acquired through Male-Male Sexual Contact.

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Race/Ethnicity

The majority of PLWH are Black and the majority of new HIV diagnoses are among Latinx individuals.

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