Baton Rouge HIV/AIDS Statistics

In 2020, Louisiana ranked 4th in the nation for HIV case rates (15.6 per 100,000 population) and 11th in the estimated number of HIV cases. The Baton Rouge MSA ranked 7th and the New Orleans MSA ranked 9th for HIV case rates (18.4 and 17.3 per 100,000, respectively), among the large metropolitan areas in the nation. The CDC HIV Surveillance Report (vol. 32) was released in May 2022. The CDC no longer provides AIDS rankings in the annual report.

As of March 31, 2022, a total of 22,497 persons were living with HIV (PLWH) in Louisiana; of these individuals, 11,050 persons (49%) have an AIDS diagnosis.

In 2021, 937 new HIV cases were diagnosed in Louisiana. Of these cases, 27% occurred in Region 1 (New Orleans) and 19% occurred in Region 2 (Baton Rouge).

A large percentage of new HIV diagnoses occurred among adolescents and young adults. In 2021, 24% of all new HIV diagnoses occurred among persons 13-24 years old and an additional 34% occurred among persons 25-34 years old.

Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health, Louisiana HIV and Early Syphilis Surveillance Quarterly Report, March 31, 2022

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