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Basic Statistics -- Exposure Categories

HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report
Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention

May 13, 1999

The following data are 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 term "children" refers to persons under age 13 at the time of diagnosis.

Following is the distribution of reported AIDS cases among adults and adolescents by exposure category. A breakdown by sex is provided where appropriate. The categories and totals are:

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AIDS Cases by Exposure Category
Exposure Category Sub-totals # of AIDS Cases
Men who have sex with men - 326,051
Injecting drug use - -
Male 126,889 -
Female 46,804 -
Total - 173,693
Men who have sex w/men and inject drugs - 43,640
Hemophilia/coagulation disorder - -
Male 4,663 -
Female 248 -
Total - 4,911
Heterosexual contact - -
Male 23,361 -
Female 43,128 -
Total - 66,490
Receipt of blood transfusion, blood components, or tissue - -
Male 4,784 -
Female 3,598 -
Total - 8,382
Risk not reported or identified - -
Male 41,037 -
Female 15,533 -
Total - 56,572


The distribution of reported AIDS cases among children by exposure categories follows:


AIDS Cases Among Children by Exposure Category
Exposure Category # of AIDS Cases
Hemophilia/coagulation disorder 234
Mother with or at risk for HIV infection 7,687
Receipt of blood transfusion, blood components, or tissue 378
Risk not reported or identified 162



  
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