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Basic Statistics -- Cumulative Cases

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report
Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention

May 13, 1999

The following data are summarized from the CDC semiannual HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report. Numbers are based on AIDS cases reported to CDC through December 31, 1998.

For a more complete understanding of the current surveillance trends, you may download a PDF file of the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report or request a free copy of the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report by calling the CDC National Prevention Information Network at 1-800-458-5231.

The cumulative number of AIDS cases reported to CDC is 688,200. Adult and adolescent AIDS cases total 679,739 with 570,425 cases in males and 109,311 cases in females. Through the same time period, 8,461 AIDS cases were reported in children under age 13.

Total deaths of persons reported with AIDS are 410,800, including 405,816 adults and adolescents, and 4,984 children under age 15.

Of the total AIDS cases, patients' ages at time of diagnosis were distributed as follows:

Age# of AIDS Cases
Under 5:6,574
Ages 5 to 12: 1,887
Ages 13 to 19: 3,423
Ages 20 to 24: 24,437
Ages 25 to 29: 93,280
Ages 30 to 34: 156,289
Ages 35 to 39: 153,907
Ages 40 to 44: 112,145
Ages 45 to 49: 64,094
Ages 50 to 54: 33,708
Ages 55 to 59: 18,729
Ages 60 to 64: 10,440
Ages 65 or older: 9,284

Race or ethnicity of persons reported with AIDS was:

AIDS Cases by Race or Ethnicity
Race or Ethnicity # of AIDS Cases
White, not Hispanic 304,094
Black, not Hispanic 251,408
Hispanic 124,841
Asian/Pacific Islander 4,974
American Indian/Alaska Native 1,940
Race/ethnicity unknown 943

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