By the end of 2014, there were 80,073 Texans known to be living with a diagnosis of HIV.
This is an increase of 19 percent in the past five years. Growth is primarily due to advances in the effectiveness of HIV treatment and increases in the number and proportion of persons living with HIV (PLWH) who are receiving effective treatment. New diagnoses made each year has been stable over the past decade, with 4,405 new diagnoses in 2014.
To learn more, access our interactive map of Texas which provides county-level HIV data and allows you to visually explore how HIV is affecting your community.
Reducing new HIV infections in Texas depends on coordinated efforts to identify persons who are unaware of their infection and to ensure persons living with HIV are referred to and retained in HIV medical care. Routine HIV screening is key to stopping HIV in Texas.
For more information on HIV in Texas, read the reports below: