Percentages of HIV cases reported in 1999 by gender:
|Age||% Female||% Male|
|13- to 19-year olds||63||47|
|20- to 24-year-olds||44||66|
HIV data are reported by 33 states (not including California and New York) and the U.S. Virgin Islands. SOURCE: Youth and HIV/AIDS 2000: A New American Agenda. White House Office of National AIDS Policy.
In a study of 3,492 15- to 22-year-old men who have sex with men in seven metropolitan areas, researchers found a high percentage were infected with HIV, particularly blacks, men of mixed race or ethnicity, and Hispanics.
|Characteristics||% HIV positive|
|15- to 19-years-old||5.6|
|20- to 22-years-old||8.6|
|Asian/Asian Am./Pacific Islander|
|Mixed or other race||6.9|
SOURCE: Valleroy, L.A., MacKellar, D.A., Karon, J.M., Rosen, D.H., McFarland, W., Shehan, D.A., Stoyanoff, S.R., LaLota, M., Celentano, D.D., Koblin, B.A., Thiede, H., Katz, M.H., Torian, L.V., & Janssen, R.S. (2000). HIV prevalence and associated risks in young men who have sex with men. Journal of the American Medical Association, 284(2), 198-204.