AIDS Cases Down by 25 Percent in NYC
September 19, 2011
There is some good news about the AIDS epidemic.
Statistics released Sept. 16 show AIDS diagnoses in the Big Apple have decreased over the past eight years.
The number of adults newly diagnosed with AIDS dropped to 2,225 in the 2011 fiscal year, which ended June 30. That total was 25 percent lower than the total the year before (2,969 cases diagnosed), and 47 percent lower than in the 2003 fiscal year, when there were 4,164 new cases, according to the Mayor's Management Report, which was released Friday.
Sweeny also told the Times that new HIV infections in New York City were most common in men under 30, especially black and Latino MSM; black women; and to a lesser extent Latino women.
Kellee Terrell is the former news editor for TheBody.com and TheBodyPRO.com.
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