About the HIV Epidemic in DC

HIV/AIDS in the Washington, DC Metro Community

  • The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention now estimate that more than one million Americans are living with HIV. Up to one-third of them do not know they are HIV-positive.
  • It’s estimated that one in every 20 adults in the District of Columbia is infected with HIV.
  • One in seven gay or bisexual men in DC has HIV; one in three Black gay or bisexual men in DC are infected.
  • In DC, African-Americans account for three-quarters of all cases of HIV/AIDS in DC.
  • The fast growing rates of infection are among African-American women and young gay or bisexual Black men.

HIV/AIDS Reports and Publications from the DC Department of Health