In Delaware, AIDS Still Strikes Too Many
May 31, 2013
In spite of increased knowledge about prevention and improvements in treatment, too many Delaware residents -- especially young black men who have sex with men (MSM) -- have become infected with HIV that has progressed to AIDS. CDC's National HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report revealed that Delaware ranked eighth in new HIV cases and seventh in AIDS cases in the United States. The 2012 Delaware HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report stated that HIV incidence among MSM began to increase in 1999; MSM now is the most important risk factor for HIV in Delaware. Delaware Health and Human Services noted that black men comprised 62 percent of HIV-infected Delaware residents. HIV incidence was especially high in Wilmington; although only 14 percent of New Castle County's population lived in Wilmington, 42 percent of HIV-infected people resided in the city.
05.26.2013; Eileen Smith Dallabrida
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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