Texas has the eighth highest rate of new HIV diagnoses in the US and its dependent territories, with a new diagnosis rate of 15.7/100,000 people in 2018. That represents a small but steady decrease from 2009, when the rate was 17.7/100,000 people.
The overall rate also obscured considerable geographic, racial/ethnic, age and gender disparities. Rates of new HIV diagnoses are highest among males (26.0/100,000), Blacks (46.0/100,000), and those between 25 and 29 years of age (45.2/100,000), and the greatest increase in the proportion of new HIV diagnoses was among Hispanic MSM, from 23.6% to 30.3% of new diagnoses.
The maps and charts below represent a brief overview of these rates, trends, and disparities. Data is taken from the Texas HIV Surveillance Report, 2018 (HIV/STD Epidemiology and Surveillance Branch, Texas Department of State Health Services).