Baton Rouge HIV/AIDS Statistics

  • In 2013, Louisiana ranked 3rd in the nation for estimated HIV case rates (30.3 per 100,000 population) and 11th in the estimated number of HIV infection cases. The New Orleans MSA ranked 2nd and the Baton Rouge MSA ranked 4th for estimated HIV case rates (43.4 and 36.2 per 100,000, respectively), among the large metropolitan areas in the nation. The most recent CDC HIV Surveillance Report (Vol. 25) was released on February 23, 2015 and provided the 2013 rankings. 
     
  • According to the same report, Louisiana ranked 3rd highest in estimated state AIDS case rates (16.9 per 100,000) and 11th in the number of estimated AIDS cases in 2013. The Baton Rouge metropolitan area ranked 3rd in estimated AIDS case rates (25.4 per 100,000) and the New Orleans metropolitan area ranked 5th in estimated AIDS case rates (23.0 per 100,000) in 2013 among the large metropolitan areas in the nation. 
     
  • A total of 20,013 persons are living with HIV/AIDS in Louisiana; of these individuals, 10,642 persons (53%) have an AIDS diagnosis.
     
  • A large percentage of new HIV diagnoses occurred among adolescents and young adults. In 2013, 25% of all new HIV diagnoses occurred among persons 13-24 years old and an additional 28% occurred among persons 25-34 years old. 
     
  • 5,169 persons are currently living with HIV/AIDS in the Baton Rouge MSA. (Persons living with HIV: 2,362; Persons living with AIDS: 2,807)
     
  • 5,526 cumulative AIDS cases have been diagnosed in the Baton Rouge MSA, including 37 pediatric cases.
* Source: Louisiana Department of Health and Hospitals Office of Public Health, Louisiana HIV and Early Syphilis Surveillance Quarterly Report, December 31, 2014.
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