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Number of New HIV Cases in Wisconsin Rises 9 Percent in 2006

February 16, 2007

The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services (DHFS) recently reported a 9 percent increase in new HIV diagnoses, from 373 in 2005 to 408 in 2006. More than half the new diagnoses -- 226 -- were in residents living in the southeastern region of the state, including 183 new cases in Milwaukee County, according to the report. Dane County reported the second-highest number, with 64 new diagnoses.

Since 1983, DHFS has recorded more than 9,500 HIV cases, of whom 6,407 developed AIDS. Among HIV cases reported in 2006, 73 percent were men who have sex with men, and 11 percent were drug users. Statewide, 49 percent of new diagnoses were among minorities, mostly African Americans and Hispanics, the report found.

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Adapted from:
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
02.14.07; Kawanza Newson


  
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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.
 
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