Fast-Track Cities HIV Data

HIV/AIDS data for St. Louis City and St. Louis County

Note: Data for 2019 should be interpreted with caution as they are provisional data. Sufficient time has not elapsed to ensure complete reporting of measures. Data are subject to change over time.

Sources: DHSS; US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (ACS) 1-year Population Estimates, Table DP05: Demographic and Housing Estimates

Latest Totals

Latest Totals

Note: Latest report year: 2019.

Living With HIV Disease
3,440
1,144.5 per 100k people
Newly Diagnosed
79
26.3 per 100k people
Linked To Care
57
73 % of people with HIV have been linked to care within 30 days
Virally Suppressed
50
69 % of people with HIV are virally suppressed

Note: Latest report year: 2019.

Living With HIV Disease
2,483
249.7 per 100k people
Newly Diagnosed
133
13.4 per 100k people
Linked To Care
105
80 % of people with HIV have been linked to care within 30 days
Virally Suppressed
82
69 % of people with HIV are virally suppressed

Note: Latest report year: 2019.

Living With HIV Disease
13,378
218.0 per 100k people
Newly Diagnosed
497
8.1 per 100k people
Linked To Care
375
77 % of people with HIV have been linked to care within 30 days
Virally Suppressed
335
75 % of people with HIV are virally suppressed
Living With HIV
Report Year Region Total Rate/100k
2015 St. Louis City 3046 964.9
2016 St. Louis City 3167 1,017.0
2017 St. Louis City 3275 1,061.2
2018 St. Louis City 3361 1,109.8
2019 St. Louis City 3440 1,144.5
2015 St. Louis County 2045 203.8
2016 St. Louis County 2151 215.4
2017 St. Louis County 2263 227.0
2018 St. Louis County 2350 235.7
2019 St. Louis County 2483 249.7
2015 Missouri State 11465 188.5
2016 Missouri State 11964 196.4
2017 Missouri State 12453 203.7
2018 Missouri State 12888 210.4
2019 Missouri State 13378 218.0

Data presented here describe the number of individuals alive who were residing in the state of Missouri at the time of their diagnosis and tested with a result that was HIV positive. That number includes individuals diagnosed with HIV in previous years as well as those newly diagnosed. This data can be useful to indicate how many people overall in our communities have a need for prevention and treatment services and helps us to know the extent to which HIV transmission challenges the health of our communities.

New Diagnoses
Report Year Region Total Rate/100k
2015 St. Louis City 101 32.0
2016 St. Louis City 124 39.8
2017 St. Louis City 113 36.6
2018 St. Louis City 87 28.7
2019 St. Louis City 79 26.3
2015 St. Louis County 111 11.1
2016 St. Louis County 110 11.0
2017 St. Louis County 116 11.6
2018 St. Louis County 90 9.0
2019 St. Louis County 133 13.4
2015 Missouri State 469 7.7
2016 Missouri State 525 8.6
2017 Missouri State 478 7.8
2018 Missouri State 446 7.3
2019 Missouri State 497 8.1

New diagnoses data describe the number of new cases of HIV infection reported in a given year. New diagnoses is a measure of the extent to which HIV transmission occurs in the community within a focused period of time.

Linkage to Care in 30 days (LTC30d)
Report Year Region Total Percent
2019 St. Louis City 57 73
2019 St. Louis County 105 80
2019 MO State 375 77

Linkage to care is a crucial early step in successful HIV treatment and prevention of HIV transmission. It enables and connects individuals diagnosed with HIV by offering guided support to get involved in the first steps of HIV medical care and maintaining engagement.

The data shown here describe the number/percentage of individuals who visited an HIV health care provider within 1 month/30 days after learning they were HIV positive. The data includes adults and adolescents newly diagnosed with HIV disease in Missouri with a lab result indicating CD4 or viral load numbers within one month or 30 days of diagnosis, the optimal goal.

Viral Suppression
Report Year Region Total Percent
2019 St. Louis City 50 69
2019 St. Louis County 82 69
2019 MO State 335 75

HIV treatment has dramatically improved the health, quality of life, and life expectancy of people living with HIV. This happens when people living with HIV take HIV medicine as prescribed and achieve and keep an undetectable viral load known as viral suppression. Individuals who are virally suppressed in addition to an improved quality of life and improved health have effectively no risk of transmitting HIV to their HIV-negative sexual partners. There are many critical factors that affect whether a person has the opportunity to achieve viral suppression.

Viral suppression in this data is defined as adults and adolescents diagnosed with HIVwho resided in Missouri at the time of their most recent diagnosis of HIV and is indicated by the result of their most recent viral load lab of 200 copies/ml or less. Many people can reach viral suppression and even undetectable status (less than 20 copies of HIV in their blood) within 2-6 months of starting HIV medication.

Local Clinic Viral Suppression
Report Year All Suppresed Some Suppressed None Suppressed
2010 2241 872 849
2011 2746 1005 690
2012 3043 911 562
2013 3060 822 475
2014 2996 802 390
2015 3040 694 196
2016 2777 781 336
2017 3346 913 339
2018 3563 1214 338
2019 3721 1024 399

To further characterize viral suppression in the region, this data visualization shows viral suppression at a local clinic in St. Louis. The data describes the improvement of viral suppression that patients have achieved from 2015-2019 in a local area clinic. These data show the level of virological control (viral suppression) achieved by the clinic's patients based on their viral reports in that year. Different from the viral suppression data described previously, this data provides a snapshot of viral suppression performance based on more than one lab in the patient's clinic experience in a given year. This characterization provides a perspective as to how dynamic (altering or variable) viral suppression can be for patients within a clinic population.

All Suppressed: individual was virally suppressed on all tests that year.
Some Suppressed: individual was virally suppressed on some but not all tests that year.
None Suppressed: individual was tested but was not virally suppressed that year.

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