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In the U.S.

There are more than 1.2 million people living with HIV in the U.S.. 1

Today, young gay and bisexual Black men, transgender women of color, Black cisgender women in high-incidence areas and gay and bisexual Latino men are most seriously affected by HIV.2


In Illinois

There are an estimated 43,500 people living with HIV in Illinois, and 1 in 6 of those people do not know they’re living with the virus.3

In 2013, Illinois had the eighth-highest number of new HIV diagnoses in the nation.4


In Chicago

Among the 1,000 new cases of HIV reported in Chicago each year …5

1 in 2 are among African Americans
1 in 5 are among Latinos/Latinas
1 in 5 are among whites
3 in 4 are among gay and bisexual men of all races
2 in 5 are among youth ages 20-29
4 out of 5 newly diagnosed women are African-American


At the AIDS Foundation of Chicago (AFC)

In 2014, AFC impacted more than 15,000 lives through housing, care, testing and advocacy work.

5,022 people were screened for HIV, and 96 got the news that they are HIV-positive
3,422 people received health insurance enrollment assistance
5,362 clients received case management services
1,132 clients were provided supportive housing, and 582 clients received emergency housing assistance
170 HIV allies traveled to Springfield, IL to promote HIV services in Illinois


In the United States


As of 2009, 1.1 million people were estimated to be living with HIV in the United States
In 2009, an estimated 18% of people with HIV were unaware of their HIV positive status
In 2009, there were an estimated 48,200 new cases of HIV infection in the United States
An estimated 21,000 people with HIV or AIDS died in the US in 2009

Cost effectiveness 

Estimated lifetime cost of treatment for one person with HIV is $379,668 (in 2010 dollars)
Estimated average annual cost for HIV treatment is $23,000 (in 2010 dollars)

In Illinois


As of 2012, there were an estimated 34,375 people diagnosed with HIV.  An additional 6,051 people were living with HIV but unaware of their status.  

An estimated total of 40,729 people are living with HIV in Illinois (including the undiagnosed).

There were an estimated 1,897 new HIV diagnoses in Illinois in 2010.
In 2008, there were 1,107 HIV/AIDS mortalities in Illinois

Cost Effectiveness

Cost of care in Illinois

The estimated lifetime cost of medical care for the 1,708 people diagnosed with HIV in 2009 was $627 million dollars. 
Estimates are based on average cost of ART and medical treatment.  This does not include estimated cost of additional supportive services such as housing, case management, or mental health treatment.

Why is the number of people living with HIV rising each year, despite a decreasing HIV infection rate?
Though the number of new infections per year in Chicago is down approximately 40% from 2000-2009, the number of people living with HIV is increasing. People are living longer as a result of more effective treatments, causing the number of deaths from HIV/AIDS each year to be lower than the number of new infections. These decreasing infection rates, despite the increased number of people living with HIV, indicate successful prevention efforts. However, additional effort to further slow the rate of transmission is necessary.

HIV/AIDS fact sheets (AIDS Foundation of Chicago)

AIDS Foundation of Chicago 2013-2015 Strategic Plan

AIDS Foundation of Chicago 2013-2015 Strategic Plan Summary (One Page)

AFC 2012 Highlights Sheet

These fact sheets include Illinois and Chicago data from 2010, the most recent year for which complete data is available

- Illinois fact sheet (PDF)
- Chicago fact sheet (PDF)
- African-American fact sheet (PDF)
- Women in Illinois fact sheet (PDF)
- Injection Drug Use fact sheet (PDF)
- Latino fact sheet (PDF)
- Gay Men & Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) fact sheet (PDF)

Additional fact sheets:

Kaiser Family Foundation (global and United States)
U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
The Chicago Department of Public Health's HIV/AIDS brief (PDF)
The San Francisco AIDS Foundation's evidence report on Transgender Persons and HIV (PDF)

AIDS United fact sheets:

Illinois HIV/AIDS cases, funding and policy (PDF) 
State-by-state HIV fact sheets


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