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HIV/AIDS in the DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA

PROFILE OF THE EPIDEMIC

1996

The following data represent the cumulative totals of reported AIDS cases in the District of Columbia. Included are the total number of reported AIDS cases, and the number of reported AIDS cases by demographic category in the District of Columbia.

Total Reported AIDS Cases

  • In the District of Columbia, the cumulative number of reported AIDS cases from the beginning of the epidemic in 1981 through 1996, is 9,414.
  • 1,262 new cases were reported in the District of Columbia in the past year.

Reported AIDS Cases By Race/Ethnicity

  • In the District of Columbia, the cumulative total number of reported AIDS cases among the following populations is:

White, not Hispanic-
(24.78% of the total case count.)
2,333
African-American-
(71.98% of the total case count.)
6,776
Hispanic/Latino-
(2.91% of the total case count.)
274
Asian/Pacific Islander-
(0.25% of the total case count.)
24
American Indian/Alaskan Native-
(0.05% of the total case count.)
5

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Reported AIDS Cases By Gender

  • In the District of Columbia, 15.04% of the total number of reported AIDS cases are among Women.

Reported AIDS Cases By Age

  • In the District of Columbia, the percentage of the cumulative total number of reported AIDS cases among the following age groups is:

Pediatric-

Adolescent and Young Adults-

Adults-

1.51%

4.04%

94.46%


* Data in this summary was compiled by AIDS Action Council. Epidemiological data was provided by the Centers for Disease Control. Funding amounts were provided by the appropriate federal agency, and are from the most current fiscal year that state-by-state data is available.


FUNDING

The District of Columbia received a total of $64,220,720 in federal funding for AIDS programs in FY 1996.

Prevention

  • In FY 1996, $20,940,828 was provided to the District of Columbia by the CDC for prevention programs. These funds were allocated to state and local health departments and community-based organizations to finance counseling and testing programs, public information and health education/risk reduction activities, and for monitoring the epidemic (AIDS case surveillance programs).

Care

1. Ryan White CARE Act

  • In FY 1996, $17,511,691 was provided to the District of Columbia by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) for health care and supportive services for people living with AIDS (PLWAs) under the Ryan White CARE Act.

Title I -- $12,763,696
-- Emergency funds to the District of Columbia metropolitan area for care services.

Title II -- $3,332,588
-- Funds to the District of Columbia health dept. for medical and support services for PLWAs- $2,532,524
-- AIDS Drug Assistance Program (ADAP), funding for the purchase of HIV/AIDS prescription drugs- $800,064

Title IIIb -- $735,013
-- Funds to community-based clinics and migrant health clinics to provide outpatient early intervention and primary medical services for PLWAs.

Title IV -- $200,000
Funds to support pediatric, adolescent, and family HIV care programs.

Title V
-- Special Projects of National Significance (SPNS)- $372,471
-- HIV/AIDS Dental Reimbursement Program- $107,923

2. Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA)

  • In FY 1996, $5,026,000 was provided to the District of Columbia in formula grants by the Department of Housing and Urban Development under the Housing Opportunities for People With AIDS (HOPWA) program. HOPWA provides HIV-specific housing programs, 90% through formula grants, and the remaining 10% on a competitive basis to projects of national significance.

Research

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • In FY 1996, the NIH allocated $20,742,201 to universities and other institutions in the District of Columbia to conduct AIDS research.


AIDS Action Council
1875 Connecticut Avenue, Suite 700
Washington, DC 20009
202/986-1300
fax 986-1345
HN3384@Handsnet.org




  
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