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How many people are infected with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)?

The CDC estimates that there are approximately 1.2 million Americans with HIV infection. There are approximately 50,000 new cases every year. One in five of these people with HIV infection do not know they are infected. Certain populations or groups of people are at higher risk of having HIV. These include gay men, IV drug users, those who have sex with IV drug users, and African Americans.

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