HIV Surveillance reports disseminate data about HIV and AIDS. Examples of data include the number and population rates of HIV diagnoses, the number of people with HIV, and the number of people who are receiving HIV medical care.
In Duval County...
- Duval’s County approximate population in 2019 was 971,842.
- In 2019, the estimated number of people living with HIV (PLWH) was 6,489.
- An estimated 284 individuals were newly diagnosed with HIV in 2019.
- A total of 4,584 HIV cases were diagnosed in Florida in 2019.
- Duval County ranked number 5 for Florida’s ranking of HIV cases in 2019.
- Diagnosis of HIV: The term refers to a person diagnosed with HIV, regardless of disease at diagnosis (HIV, AIDS, or unknown).
- HIV infection, stage 3 (AIDS): The terms refers specifically to persons diagnosed with HIV whose infection was classified as AIDS during a given year or whose infection has ever been classified as AIDS (for prevalence and deaths).
- Transmission category: The term for summarizing the multiple risk factors that a person may have had by selecting the one most likely to have resulted in HIV transmission. For surveillance purposes, persons with more than one reported risk factor for HIV infection are classified in the transmission category listed first in a hierarchy of transmission categories, and therefore counted only once. The exception is men who had sex with men (MSM) and injected drugs; this group makes up a separate transmission category.
- HIV prevalence: HIV prevalence data represent persons who were living with a diagnosis of HIV in the reporting area through the end of the calendar year (regardless of where they were diagnosed).
- HIV incidence: The estimated number of persons newly infected with HIV during a specified time period.
- HIV Prevalance Estimate
- HIV Incidence
- Newly Diagnosed HIV Infections, by Race/Ethnicity
- Diagnosis of HIV Infection
- Diagnosis of HIV Infection, by Age
- Diagnosis of HIV Infection, by Transmission Category
- Florida’s HIV Diagnoses, by Top 10 Counties
- AIDS Incidence
- AIDS, by Age
- AIDS, by Race
- Florida Statistics
- Duval County Five Year Trend
HIV prevalence data represent persons who were living with a diagnosis of HIV in the reporting area through the end of the calendar year (regardless of where they were diagnosed).
By the end of 2019, an estimated number of 6,489 persons were living with HIV in Duval County. Males represented 4,268 of the cases, 2,197 females, 21 transgender-male to female, and 1 transgender-female to male.
HIV incidence is the number of new HIV infections that occurs during a given time period. In 2019, the estimated number of new HIV infections in the Duval County was 284. Estimated annual HIV infections in Duval County increased by 4% from 2015 to 2019.
HIV Cases by Year of Diagnosis, 2015-2019, Duval County
- Number of cases in 2015: 272
- Number of cases in 2016: 280
- Number of cases in 2017: 305
- Number of cases in 2018: 293
- Number of cases in 2019: 284
The following is the distribution of the estimated number of newly diagnosed HIV infections in 2019 among adults and adolescents in Duval County, by race/ethnicity.
|Race/Ethnicity||Number||% of Total||Rate*|
|American Indian/Alaskan Native||0||0.0%||-|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||0||0.0%||-|
*Rates are calculated per 100,000 population. In Duval County, the population in 2019 was 971,842.
In 2019, the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases in Duval County was 284. There were 34 diagnoses among black male youth (ages 13-24), 8 among white male youth (13-24), and 2 among black female youth (13-24).
In 2019, the number of diagnoses of HIV cases in Duval County, by age at diagnosis, was as follows:
|Age (Years)||Number of Diagnoses of HIV Infection, 2019|
Newly diagnosed HIV cases are classified into sex transmission categories to which transmission can be attributed: men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug use (IDU), men who have sex with men and injection drug use (MSM/IDU), mother-to-child (perinatal) transmission, and other (includes blood transfusions and unknown causes).
The following is the distrbution of the number of diagnoses of HIV infection in 2017 among adults and adolscentes in Duval County, by transmission category. A breakdown by sex is provided, where applicable.
Number of Diagnoses of HIV Infection, 2019
|Transmission Category||Adult and
There were 0 reported perinatal cases throughout in Florida for 2019.
|Transmission Cetegory||Number of Diagnoses of HIV Infection, 2017|
A total of 4,584 HIV cases were diagnosed in Florida in 2019 with a rate of 21.6 per 100,000 population.
These are the top 10 counties in Florida reporting the highest number of HIV diagnoses in 2019:
HIV Top Ten Florida Counties, by Number of Cases
|Rank||County||Number of Cases|
HIV Top Ten Florida Counties, by Rate
Source: Florida data: HIV Infection Cases CHARTS (Community Health Assessment Resource Tool Set) http://www.flhealthcharts.com/charts/OtherIndicators/NonVitalHIVAIDSViewer.aspx?cid=0471
The number of persons in Duval County whose diagnosed HIV infection was classified as AIDS was 126. Of these, 90 classifications were among males and 36 were among females.
HIV cases cannot be added with AIDS cases to get combined totals since the categories are not mutually exclusive.
In 2019, the number cases diagnosed as AIDS in Duval County, by the time of classification, is as follows:
|Age (Years)||Number of Newly Diagnosed as AIDS Cases, 2019|
In 2019, the number of persons in Duval County with an HIV infection classified as AIDS, by race/ethnicity, is as follows:
|Race/Ethnicity||Number of Newly Diagnosed as AIDS Cases||% of Total|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||0||0.0%|
|Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander||0||0.0%|
- 4,584 HIV cases were diagnosed in Florida in 2019, a 4% decrease from 2018 (4,752). The HIV case rate per 100,000 population decreased from 22.7 per 100,000 in 2018 to 21.6 per 100,000 in 2019.
- Of the 4,584 HIV cases, 38.4% were Black, 35.6% Hispanic, 23.9% White. Rates among Blacks decreased from 57.8 per 100,000 (2018) to 53.2 per 100,000 (2019). Rates among Hispanics also decreased from 29.7 (2018) to 29.2 (2019) per 100,000.
- AIDS cases decreased in 2018 by 1.6% from 1,909 to 1,879 in 2019, indicating that we are testing and diagnosing individuals earlier in disease stage.
- 116,689 people are currently living in Florida with HIV, 45.3% are Black, 28.1% White, 24.8% Hispanic and 2% Other races/ethnicities.
- HIV resident deaths decreased by 3.2% from 665 deaths in 2018 to 644 deaths in 2019, however, 55% of deaths were in the Black population.
- 82% of the 4,584 diagnosed with HIV in 2019 had documented HIV-related care within 3 months of diagnosis.
- 68% of PLWH in care had a suppressed viral load.
- 89% of PLWH retained in care had a suppressed viral load.
- 21% of PLWH were out of care.
HIV Care Continuum Definitions
- HIV Diagnosed: The number of persons known to be diagnosed and living in Florida with HIV (PLWH) at the end of 2017, from data as of 6/30/2018
- Ever in Care: PLWH with at least one documented Viral Load (VL) or CD4 lab, medical visit, or prescription from HIV diagnosis through 3/31/2018
- Currently in Care: PLWH with at least one documented VL or CD4 lab, medical visit, or prescription from 1/1/2017 through 3/31/2018
- Retained in Care: PLWH with two or more documented VL or CD4 labs, medical visits, or prescriptions at least three months apart from 1/1/2017 through 6/30/2018
- Suppressed Viral Load: PLWH with a suppressed VL (<200 copies/mL) on the last VL from 1/1/2017 through 3/31/2018
From 2015 to 2019, HIV diagnoses in Duval County:
- increased 10% among MMSC
- fell 15% among Black heterosexuals
- fell 17% among Black heterosexual females
- fell 43% among Hispanic males
- increased 75% among White IDU