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How many people in the United States have HIV?

Although the number of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) infections in this country has remained fairly constant at around 50,000 cases a year, there are more people living with human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) than ever before. In 2011, there were about 1.2 million U.S. adults and adolescents living with HIV infection, and about 14% do not know they're infected.

Globally, the overwhelming majority of people with HIV now live in the developing world.

Approximately 1.2 million people in the United States are living with HIV, but about 240,000 do not know they are infected. Each year about 50,000 people in the U.S. become infected with HIV.

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