Jan 8, - Many people get infected with HIV as a teen or young adult. About 1 in 4 (26%) of all new HIV infections is among youth ages 13 to 24 years. About 4 in 5 of these infections occur in males. Nearly 60% of new infections in youth occur in African Americans, about 20% in Hispanics/Latinos, and about 20% in whites.Skip directly to search · Problem · Who's at Risk · What Can Be Done. Most Youth Are Taking Precautions Against HIV, But Many Remain Vulnerable. Young people in the United States continue to be at risk for HIV and AIDS. At the end of . Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics. Bajali A et al.