The majority of cases of AIDS reported among "White Americans" have been mainly among men who have sex with men (MSM); a distant second was through injection drug use (IDU) and a combination of the two (MSM-IDU). View Untitled AIDS Cases in Adults and Adolescents by Exposure Category and Race/Ethnicity (US)36 for a tabulated summary of the major modes of HIV infection among "White Americans".

Until 1995, "White Americans" ranked first in the absolute number of new AIDS cases and AIDS deaths (see Figure 1 above) but were soon surpassed by African Americans in new AIDS cases after 1995, and AIDS death thereafter (see Figure 1 above).