Puerto Rico: New Cases of HIV Increase; AIDS Decreases
June 22, 2006
The number of new HIV cases in Puerto Rico rose to four per day in 2005, compared to 3.5 each day the year before, a health department official said Monday. However, the number of new AIDS cases fell to 2.1 daily in 2005 from 2.3 in 2004, according to Dr. Greduvel Duran, the health department's undersecretary for Family Medicine. According to CDC, Puerto Rico ranked ninth among US states and territories in terms of AIDS cases, with a total of 28,202 cases in 2004.
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.