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Annual Reports

The annual North Carolina HIV/STD/Hepatitis Surveillance Report contains detailed case statistics and tables about syphilis, gonorrhea, chlamydia, HIV/AIDS, viral hepatitis B and C for the last full 5-year period. It includes breakdowns of reports by sex, age group, and race/ethnicity for each year with accompanying disease incidence rates.

Note: Since 2014, all charts are based on the date of disease diagnosis (prior to 2014, some charts had been based on date of report to public health).

Most Recent Annual Report

Special Note: 2017 HIV/STD/Hepatitis annual data are now available. This report has many new features: Disease rate maps by county; county and state data for Hepatitis B (acute and chronic) and Hepatitis C (acute and chronic) (Tables 13-17, and 57-61) are now included; and number of people who identify as transgender with HIV (Table 36) and newly diagnosed HIV among people who identify as transgender (Table 37) are both included. Charts, figures, and data on various populations are available as Fact Sheets and Slide Sets; some 2017 data is now available in these formats. Fact sheets and slide sets are updated over the course of the year.

Please Note that we recently changed our data release policy and are now releasing case counts that are under the 5 if the population denominator is more than 500.

  • 2017 (PDF, 5 MB) - Revised: 11/9/2018

Key Points from 2017 North Carolina HIV/STD Surveillance Report:

  • As of December 31, 2017, the number of people living with HIV who reside in North Carolina (including those initially diagnosed in another state) was 35,045.
  • In 2017, 1,310 new HIV diagnoses were reported among the adult and adolescent (over 13 years old) population, a rate of 15.2 per 100,000 population. This rate is a slight decrease from 2016, where 1,399 adults and adolescents were newly diagnosed with HIV (rate =16.4 per 100,000).
  • The number of early syphilis (primary, secondary, and early latent) cases diagnosed in North Carolina in 2017 was 1,844, a rate of 17.9 per 100,000 population. This number is a slight decrease from the 1,894 cases diagnosed in 2016 (rate of 18.7 per 100,000).
    • There were 23 infants reported with probable congenital syphilis in 2017. This number is an increase from the 18 congenital syphilis cases reported in 2016.
  • The reported number of gonorrhea cases in 2017 was 22,694, a rate of 220.9 per 100,000 population, an increase from 19,726 cases in 2016 (rate of 194.2 per 100,000).
  • The number of chlamydia cases diagnosed in North Carolina in 2017 was 62,893, a rate of 612.2 per 100,000 population, an increase from 58,078 cases in 2016 (rate of 571.8 per 100,000 population).
  • The number of acute hepatitis B cases diagnosed in North Carolina in 2017 was 185, a rate of 1.8 per 100,000 population, an increase from 169 cases in 2016 (1.7 per 100,000 population). The number of newly diagnosed chronic hepatitis B cases in North Carolina in 2017 was 1,147 at a rate of 11.2 per 100,000. The majority of cases were among men (rate of 13.9 per 100,000), the 35-39 age group (rate of 27.7 per 100,000), and Asian/Pacific Islander (rate of 81.9 per 100,000). Risk was not reported for over 60% of cases.
  • As of December 31, 2017, there were 23,370 people diagnosed with chronic hepatitis B, who were presumed to be living in North Carolina.
  • The number of acute hepatitis C cases diagnosed in North Carolina in 2017 was 186, a rate of 1.8 per 100,000 population, a decrease from 201 cases in 2016 (2.0 per 100,000 population).
  • Between October 2016 (when chronic hepatitis C became a reportable infection) and December 31, 2017, 21,757 chronic hepatitis C cases were newly reported in North Carolina. The majority of cases were among men (59.2%), in both the 25-34 age group (21.3%) and 50-64 age group (41.7%); for the majority of cases, race/ethnicity is unknown (65.6%).

Previous Annual Reports (Last Four Years*)

  • 2016 (PDF, 4 MB)
  • 2015 (PDF, 3 MB) - Revised: 10/11/2016
  • 2014 (PDF, 5 MB)
  • 2013 (PDF, 1.6 MB)

*See Archives for earlier versions of the Annual Reports.

 

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