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Number of HIV-Infected U.S. Infants Down Dramatically, but Less So Among Minorities

October 24, 2007

The number of U.S. children born with HIV/AIDS has declined markedly since the mid-1990s in all demographic groups, according to the latest edition of HRSA's Women's Health USA.

From 1994 to 2005, the number of non-Hispanic black infants born with HIV/AIDS has declined by 65.6 percent. The drop among non-Hispanic white infants born with HIV/AIDS was more than 80 percent during the same time, while the decline among Hispanic infants born with HIV/AIDS was 40.6 percent.

Women's Health USA 2007 -- the sixth annual report on the health status and service needs of America 's women -- focuses on emerging issues and trends among women across the lifespan.

Other findings of Women's Health USA 2007 include:

Women's Health USA 2007 is an easy-to-read snapshot of the most current women's health data available and include graphs and summaries of long-term trends. This publication is available on-line at Women's Health USA 2007.

The Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), part of the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, is the primary Federal agency for improving access to health care services for people who are uninsured, isolated, or medically vulnerable. HRSA also is responsible for promoting and improving the health of our nation's women, children and families. For more information about HRSA and its programs, visit www.hrsa.gov.




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