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World Aids Day

Source: Fulton Co. Department Of Health / Radio One ATL

Today, December 1, is World Aids Day, an annual day of HIV/ AIDS awareness globally. Over 35 million people have died from AIDS since the 1980s and AID/ HIV continues to affect millions daily.

In honor of World Aids Day, we’ve compiled the most recent statistics on AIDS cases and diagnoses here in Wake County, some of which you might be surprised to learn.

Remember, knowing your status is the wave. Get tested.

Raleigh (Wake County) Highlights

Prevalence

  • Number of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 3,617
  • 76% of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015 were men, and 24% were women.
  • 60% of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015 were black, 9% Hispanic/Latino, and 28% white.

New Diagnoses

  • Number of new HIV diagnoses in 2015: 132
  • 83% of people newly diagnosed with HIV between 2011 and 2015 were men, and 17% were women.
  • 61% of people newly diagnosed with HIV between 2011 and 2015 were black, 12% Hispanic/Latino, and 23% white.

Mortality

  • Number of deaths of people with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 24
  • Number of deaths of people with diagnosed HIV in North Carolina in 2014: 527

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