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This page provides basic data regarding HIV/STDs in Oklahoma, and includes links (green titles) for more detailed data.
NOTE: Oklahoma HIV/STD Data runs one year behind.
- Most commonly reported Sexually Transmitted Disease (STD) in Oklahoma.
- In 2015, a total of 21,025 cases where reported, which was a 15.0% increase from 2013.
- 70.9% of the reported cases in 2015 were among females (14,904 cases), while 29.1% were males (6,121 cases).
- Age group 20-24 years of age had the most cases and highest rates of all age groups at 8,279 cases.
- Black/African Americans made up 21.8% of Chlamydia cases, while having the highest rate among all racial groups (5.1 times the rate of Whites).
- Second most commonly reported STD in Oklahoma.
- In 2015, a total of 6,542 cases were reported, which was a 22.3% increase in reported cases from 2013.
- 54.7% of the reported cases in 2015 were among females (3,580 cases), while 45.3% were males (2,962 cases).
- Age group 20-24 years of age had the most cases and highest rates of all age groups at 2,301 cases.
- Black/African Americans made up 34.9% of Gonorrhea cases, while having the highest rate among all racial groups (almost 9 times the rate of Whites).
Hepatitis C Virus (HCV)
- In 2015, a total of 92 cases reported and confirmed as acute HCV in Oklahoma.
- 53.3% of these cases were among males, while 46.7% were females.
- Age group 25-29 years of age had the most cases and highest rates of all the diagnosed acute cases (21.7%).
- Whites made up 56.5% of the acute HCV cases were White.
- 80.3% of acute HCV patients reported having two or more sexual partners, while 62.5% reported using needles for street drugs.
Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV)
Newly Diagnosed HIV 2016
- In 2016, 295 cases of HIV were newly diagnosed in Oklahoma. Of these cases, 82.4% (243 cases) were male and 17.6% (52 cases) were female.
- Almost 65% of the newly diagnosed cases were ages 20-39 in Oklahoma in 2016 (189 cases).
- Black/African Americans had the highest rate of newly diagnosed HIV cases in 2016 (26.4 cases per 100,000 population) among all racial and ethnic groups.
- Of the newly diagnosed cases, 53.9% (159 cases) self-reported as MSM (Men who have Sex with Men).
- Three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in Oklahoma accounted for the majority of the 2016 newly diagnosed cases: Oklahoma City (150 cases; 50.8%), Tulsa (77 cases; 26.1%), and Lawton (10 cases; 3.4%).
Newly Diagnosed AIDS 2016
- In 2016, 75 AIDS cases were newly diagnosed in Oklahoma. Of these cases, 85.3% (64 cases) were male and 14.7% (11 cases) were female, and 40% were diagnosed only 1-4 years after their HIV diagnosis.
- At the time of AIDS diagnoses, the 40-49 years age group accounted for the highest number (32.0% or 24 cases) and highest rate (5.2 cases per 100,000) of newly diagnosed AIDS cases in 2016.
- Black/African Americans had the highest rate of newly diagnosed AIDS cases in 2016 (9.6 cases per 100,000) which was 5 times higher than the overall state rate.
- Over half (54.7% or 41 cases) of new AIDS cases were diagnosed among MSM.
- Two counties in Oklahoma accounted for over 60% of newly diagnosed AIDS cases in 2016: Oklahoma (33.3% or 25 cases) and Tulsa (28.0% or 21 cases). Tulsa had the highest rate with 3.3 cases per 100,000.
People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) 2016
- At the end of 2016, an estimated 5,954 people were living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Oklahoma. Of these, 53.7% were HIV cases and 46.3% were AIDS cases.
- Males accounted for 82.7% (4,925 cases) of the HIV/AIDS cases living in Oklahoma, while females accounted for 17.3% (1,029 cases).
- Over half (54.6%) of the living cases are currently between 40-59 years of age.
- In 2016, Black/African Americans had the highest rate of PLWHA cases (518.5 cases per 100,000) and accounted for 25.4% of all PLWHA (1,510 cases).
- Of the 5,954 PLWHA in 2016, 55.7% (3,316 cases) self-reported as MSM.
- Almost half (49.1% or 2,922 cases) of PLWHA in Oklahoma live in counties within the Oklahoma City MSA. The Tulsa MSA accounted for 31.0% (1,848 cases) of PLWHA in 2016.
Deaths Among HIV/AIDS 2016
- By the end of 2016, 42.9% (4,469 cases) of the cumulative 10,423 HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed from 1982-2016 in Oklahoma were known to have died.
- Of these, 84.2% (3,762 cases) were diagnosed with AIDS, while 15.8% (707 cases) were diagnosed with HIV.
- Of these, 20.3% (907 cases) died less than one year after their HIV diagnosis, and 63.7% (2,846 cases) of deaths were due to underlying HIV disease.
- Those ages 30-49 years accounted for 64.8% (2,897 cases) of these cumulative deaths.
- In 2016, 90 deaths occurred among persons diagnosed with HIV/AIDS in Oklahoma. Of these, 75.6% (68 cases) were among AIDS cases and 24.4% (22 cases) were among HIV cases.
- The majority of the deaths were among males at 81.1% (73 cases), while deaths among females were 18.9% (17 cases).
- In 2016 people who were 50-59 years of age at the time of death accounted for the largest number of deaths (34.4% or 31 cases) as well as the highest rate of deaths (6.2 per 100,000).
- Black/African Americans had the highest death rate in 2016 at 4.1 deaths per 100,000, but accounted for only 13.3% of deaths in 2016 among all racial and ethnic groups.
Linkage to Care (Care Cascade)
National HIV/AIDS Strategy (NHAS)
Primary and Secondary Syphilis 2015
- Primary and Secondary (P&S) Syphilis cases have increased overall from 2005-2015 at the national level, with Oklahoma following a similar trend.
- In 2015, a total of 209 cases of P&S Syphilis were reported in 2015. This is a 38.4% increase from 2014 and a 77.1% increase from 2013..
- 90.0% of the P&S Syphilis cases were among males (188 cases), while 10.1% (21 cases) were female.
- Age group 30-34 years of age had the most cases and highest rate of P&S syphilis cases in 2015 at 44 cases (16.3 per 100,000).
- Black/African Americans accounted for 20.1% of P&S Syphilis cases, while having the highest rate among all racial groups (3.1 times times the rate of Whites).
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