HIV/AIDS Statistics:
Los Angeles has an estimated population of 3.9 million people in an area of approximately 470 square miles with a rich diversity of culture and racial/ethnic backgrounds. Since the epidemic began 31 years ago, about 31,000 individuals have been diagnosed with AIDS, 13,000 of them still are living. As of December 31, 2009, there are approximately 27,000 individuals living with HIV or AIDS in the City.

Men account for nearly 90% of new HIV/AIDS cases every year, women and transgender individuals making up the remainder. Latinos are highly impacted by HIV/AIDS, accounting for 39% of those living with HIV/AIDS, followed by Whites who make up 34%. African Americans are disproportionately impacted by HIV/AIDS, accounting for 11% of the general population but making up about 23% of individuals living with HIV/AIDS.

The charts below offer a better picture of what the epidemic looks like in the City.

Percentage of New AIDS Diagnoses, 1991-2010
Bar graph: Percentage of New AIDS Diagnoses, 1991-2010

City of Los Angeles AIDS Diagnoses by Race/Ethnicity, 1991-2010
Bar graph: Rate (per 100,000) for Men Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, 2010

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Rate (per 100,000) for Men Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, 2010
Pie chart: Rate (per 100,000) for Men Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, 2010

Rate (per 100,000) for Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, 2010
Pie chart: Rate (per 100,000) for Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, 2010

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Men Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, by Race/Ethnicity
as of December 31, 2010 (n = 13,135)
Bar graph: Men Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, by Race/Ethnicity  as of December 31, 2010 (n = 13,135)

Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, by Race/Ethnicity
as of December 31, 2010 (n = 1,465)
Bar graph: Women Living with HIV/AIDS in the City of Los Angeles, by Race/Ethnicity  as of December 31, 2010 (n = 1,465)

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Male HIV/AIDS Diagnosed in 2010 in the City of Los Angeles,
by Mode of Exposure (n= 1048)

Pie chart Male HIV/AIDS Diagnosed in 2010 in the City of Los Angeles, by Mode of Exposure (n= 1048)

Female HIV/AIDS Diagnosed in 2010 in the City of Los Angeles,
by Mode of Exposure (n=126)

Pie chart: Female HIV/AIDS Diagnosed in 2010 in the City of Los Angeles, by Mode of Exposure (n=126)

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New HIV/AIDS Diagnosed in the City of Los Angeles in 2010, by Age Group
Line graph: New HIV/AIDS Diagnosed in the City of Los Angeles in 2010, by Age Group