AIDS/HIV in the United States
PROFILE OF THE EPIDEMIC
April 23, 1997
The following data represent the cumulative totals of reported AIDS cases in the United States. Included are the total number of reported AIDS cases, and the number of reported AIDS cases by demographic category in the U.S.
Total Reported AIDS Cases
In the U.S., the cumulative number of reported AIDS cases from the beginning of the epidemic in 1981 through December 1996 is 581,429.
69,151 cases have been reported in the U.S. over the previous year.
362,004 deaths from reported AIDS cases have occurred since the beginning of the epidemic. During January-June 1996, the number of AIDS deaths was 13% lower than during January-June 1995, the first time such a significant decrease in AIDS death rates has occurred.
Reported AIDS Cases By Race/Ethnicity
In the United States, the cumulative total number of reported AIDS cases among the following populations is:
WHITE, NOT HISPANIC: 268,856 cases (46.2% of the total case count)
AFRICAN-AMERICAN: 203,189 cases (35% of the total case count)
HISPANIC/LATINO: 103,023 cases (17.7% of the total case count)
ASIAN/PACIFIC ISLANDER: 4,131 (.7% of the total case count)
AMERICAN INDIAN/ALASKAN NATIVE: 1569 (.3% of the total case count)
In the U.S., the cumulative total number of reported AIDS cases among adult/adolescent women is 85,500, (14.7 % of the total case count.)
The cumulative total number of reported AIDS cases among adult/adolescent men is 448,300, (84. % of the total case count).
Reported AIDS Cases By Age
In the U.S., the cumulative total number of reported AIDS cases among the following age groups is:
Pediatric (0-12): 7,629
Adolescent and Young Adults (13-19): 2,754
Adults (>20): 571,046
Reported AIDS Cases by Exposure Category
Men who have sex with men: 287,576
Injecting drug use: 146,359
Men who have sex with men and inject drugs: 37,152
Hemophilia/coagulation disorder: 4,674
Heterosexual contact: 49,764
Transfusion recipient: 8,261
Mother with/at risk for HIV infection: 6,940
Other/risk not reported or identified: 40,703
* Data in this summary was compiled by AIDS Action Council. Epidemiological data was provided by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report year-end edition.
This article was provided by AIDS Action Council.