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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 2015
- In 2015, 317 cases of HIV were newly diagnosed in Oklahoma. Of the 317 cases, 273 cases (86.1%) were male and 44 cases (13.9%) were female.
- Over 65% of the newly diagnosed cases were in the 20-39 years age group (208 cases).
- Black/African Americans had the highest rate of newly diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in 2015 (26.1 cases per 100,000 population) among all racial and ethnic groups.
- Of the newly diagnosed cases, 58.0% (184 cases) self-reported as MSM (Men who have Sex with Men).
- Three Metropolitan Statistical Areas (MSAs) in Oklahoma accounted for the majority of the 2015 newly diagnosed cases: Oklahoma City (155 cases; 48.9%), Tulsa (94 cases; 29.7%), and Lawton (16 cases; 5.0%).
People Living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) 2015
- At the end of 2015, an estimated 5,756 people were living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) in Oklahoma.
- Of these, 53.4% were HIV cases and 46.6% were AIDS cases.
- Males accounted for 82.7% (4,762 cases) of the HIV/AIDS cases living in Oklahoma, while females accounted for 17.3% (994 cases).
- The age groups accounting for nearly 70% of PLWHA were 20-29 and 30-39 years of age.
- In 2015, Black/African Americans had the highest rate of PLWHA cases (497.3 cases per 100,000) and accounted for 55.7% of all PLWHA (3,206 cases).
- Of the 5,756 PLWHA in 2015, 55.4% (3,191 cases) self-reported as MSM.
- Almost half (49.1%) of PLWHA in Oklahoma live in counties within the Oklahoma City MSA.
Deaths Among HIV/AIDS 2015
- By the end of 2015, 43.1% (4,364 cases) of the cumulative 10,120 HIV/AIDS cases diagnosed from 1982-2015 had died.
- Of these, 84.4% (3,683 cases) were diagnosed with AIDS, while 15.6% (681 cases) were diagnosed with HIV.
- Majority of the deaths were among males at 87.9% (3,837 cases), while deaths among females were 12.1% (527 cases).
- Of the cases known to have died, 20.6% (897 cases) died less than one year after their HIV diagnosis.
- People who were 30 to 39 years of age at the time of death accounted for the largest number of deaths (1,553 or 35.6%).
- Black/African Americans had the highest death rate in 2015 at 6.9 deaths per 100,000, but account for only 18.1% of deaths 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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