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Number of infected??? PLease answer.
Jan 17, 2004

Dr. Young,

I was just wondering how many people in teh USA are known to be infected with HIV???

Thank you

Response from Dr. Young

Thanks for your question.

The best data on this topic comes from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/stats/hasr1402/table12.htm). Their website has a wealth of HIV-related health statistics.

The CDC estimates that at the end of 2002, there were about 530,000 persons living with HIV in the US. Of these about 385,000 persons have an AIDS diagnosis.

Thanks for reading. BY



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