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Colorado Highlights

  • People living with an HIV or AIDS diagnosis in 2012: 11,558
  • New HIV diagnoses in 2013: 329
  • Deaths in 2012 due to HIV/AIDS: 106
  • 89% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in 2012 were men, 11% were women.
  • 14% of people living with an HIV diagnosis in 2012 were black, 20% Hispanic/Latino, and 64% white.
  • In 2012, 78% of HIV cases in men were from male-to-male sexual contact, 6% were from injection drug use, and 12% were from injection drug use and male to male sexual contact.
  • In 2012, 72% of HIV cases in women were from heterosexual contact, and 26% were from injection drug use.

Demographics, 2012

Total State Population

5,187,582

State Population by Race/Ethnicity

  • American Indian / Alaskan Native (0.6%)
  • Asian (2.8%)
  • Black (3.8%)
  • Hispanic / Latino (21%)
  • Native Hawaiian / Other Pacific Islander (0.1%)
  • White (69.7%)
  • Multi-Race (2%)

Estimated HIV Prevalence Rate Ratios by Race/Ethnicity, 2012

The rate of black males living with an HIV diagnosis is 3.1 times that of white males.

The rate of Hispanic/Latino males living with an HIV diagnosis is 1.1 times that of white males.

The rate of black females living with an HIV diagnosis is 16.3 times that of white females.

The rate of Hispanic/Latina females living with an HIV diagnosis is 2.1 times that of white females.

Estimated Percent of Adults/Adolescents Diagnosed with AIDS Within 12 Months of Initial HIV Infection Diagnosis, 2012

United States

24.0%

Colorado

22.7%

Estimated Percent of Persons Living with an HIV Diagnosis, by Transmission Category, 2012

Male Transmission Categories

  • Injection Drug Use (5.7%)
  • Heterosexual Contact (4.1%)
  • Other* (0.5%)
  • Male-to-Male Sexual Contact (77.9%)
  • Male-to-Male Sexual Contact & Injection Drug Use (11.7%)

Female Transmission Categories

  • Injection Drug Use (26.1%)
  • Heterosexual Contact (71.5%)
  • Other* (2.4%)

*Includes hemophilia, blood transfusion, perinatal exposure, and risk factor not reported or not identified.

Age-Adjusted Rates of Death Due to HIV Disease, 2010-2012

Deaths Per 100,000 Population

State Rates National Rates

HIV Federal Funding/Programs

Federal HIV / AIDS Grant Funding, FY 2013
  • Centers for Disease Control & Prevention:

    $8,027,998
  • Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program:

    $27,326,209
  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration:

    $16,660,000
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons With AIDS:

    $1,886,007
  • Office of Minority Health:

    $150,000

Total Funding

$54,050,214

Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2012

Chlamydia

National Rank: 28

Min. Rate Among States 168Max. Rate Among States 774

422.7

Colorado

Rate per 100,000 population

Gonorrhea

National Rank: 37

Min. Rate Among States 6.7Max. Rate Among States 230.8

55.2

Colorado

Rate per 100,000 population

Primary & Secondary Syphilis

National Rank: 21

Min. Rate Among States 0.2Max. Rate Among States 9.5

4.1

Colorado

Rate per 100,000 population

Data Methods

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