This series of charts illustrates the rate of new HIV Infections in the United States for the year 2010. As the top of the graphic explains, the number of new infections has not changed much since the mid-1990s, remaining at around 50,000 per year. However, it is clear from the data that some populations are disproportionately affected by the disease. The first graph shows that gay and bisexual men represent a vast majority – 63% – of new infections. The next two charts break down the data by race and ethnicity. These figures demonstrate that African Americans and Latinos are especially affected, with black men and women accounting for 44% of new infections. Finally, the third section establishes the effect HIV has had on young people (ages 13 to 24), who comprise 26% of all new infections.
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