• DSHS HIV/STD Program

    Post Office Box 149347, MC 1873
    Austin, Texas 78714

    Phone: (512) 533-3000

    E-mail the HIV/STD Program

    E-mail data requests to HIV/STD Program - This email can be used to request data and statistics on HIV, TB, and STDs in Texas. It cannot be used to get treatment or infection history for individuals, or to request information on programs and services. Please do not include any personal, identifying health information in your email such as HIV status, Date of Birth, Social Security Number, etc.

    For treatment/testing history, please contact your local Health Department.

    For information on HIV testing and services available to Persons Living with HIV and AIDS, please contact your local HIV services organization.

Epi Profile Section 6 - HIV Incidence


Table 6-1. Estimated HIV Incidence (New Acquired Infections), 2015, by Sex, Race, Age, and Mode of Transmission

95% C.I.

Estimate

Lower
Bound

Upper
Bound

Estimated Rate
of New Infections
per 100,000 population

Total

4,901

4,198

5,605

17.9

Sex

Male

4,075

3,470

4,681

29.9

Female

826

615

1,037

6.0

Race/Ethnicity

White

1,227

964

1,489

10.2

Black

1,599

1,295

1,903

48.2

Hispanic

1,860

1,529

2,191

17.5

Other

215

121

310

15.1

Age at Infection

13-24

1,614

1,310

1,919

34.0

25-34

1,849

1,518

2,179

46.1

35-44

774

588

961

21.0

45-54

459

319

600

13.2

55+

205

113

297

3.3

Mode of Transmission

Male-Male Sexual Contact

3,349

3,092

4,207

584.5

Injection Drug Use

403

255

551

*

Heterosexual Transmission/Other

849

621

1,078

*

95% CI = 95% confidence interval

* Population estimate not available

  • Table 6-1 shows the estimate of total HIV incidence (i.e. new transmissions) that occurred in Texas in 2015. HIV Incidence differs from new diagnoses in that it is meant to estimate all new transmissions in a given time period, including those not yet diagnosed. The 95% confidence interval presented next to the count estimate represents the most likely range of values where the true number of incident transmissions lies.

  • The largest number of incident transmissions are estimated to have occurred in MSM. The high number of new transmissions (40%) in Hispanic persons likely reflects the growing proportion of Texas' Hispanic population.


Epi Profile

Table of Contents | 1. Executive Summary | 2. New HIV Diagnoses | 3. Persons Living with HIV | 4. Co-Morbidities | 5. HIV/AIDS Deaths | 6. HIV Incidence | 7. Focused and Routine HIV Testing | 8. Indicators of HIV Risk in HIV-negative Persons at High Risk for HIV | 9. Indicators of HIV Risk in PLWH Currently in Care | 10. Men Who Have Sex With Men (MSM) | 11. HIV Treatment Cascade | Data Sources and Notes


Last updated December 21, 2017