Number of Newly Diagnosed HIV Cases Increases 17% Among MSM in 2002, CDC Report Says
December 1, 2003
The number of newly diagnosed HIV cases among men who have sex with men increased 17% in 2002 compared with statistics from 1999, according to statistics published in the Nov. 28 issue of CDC's Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, the Washington Post reports (Brown, Washington Post, 11/27). CDC researchers analyzed data from 29 states that conducted name-based HIV/AIDS surveillance between 1999 and 2002 and found that HIV had been diagnosed in 102,590 people during the four-year period. Researchers found that of the HIV patients diagnosed between 1999 and 2002, 72,323, or 70.5%, were male, and 30,264, or 29.5%, were female. In addition, the rate of new HIV diagnoses during that time period was greatest among non-Hispanic blacks, who accounted for 71.8% of all diagnoses in females and 48.6% of all diagnoses in males. CDC also found that although the number of newly diagnosed HIV cases between 1999 and 2002 did not increase among women, men saw an increase of 7.3% from 1999, according to the report (Hall et al., Morbidity and Morality Weekly Report, 11/28). In addition, the number of new HIV cases among Latinos between 1999 and 2002 increased by 26%, the New York Times reports. CDC said that African Americans still account 55% of cases -- more than any other demographic group -- and non-Hispanic whites account for 8% of cases (O'Connor, New York Times, 11/27).
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