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U.S. News

HIV, AIDS Cases Dip in South Dakota

February 1, 2010

The total number of new HIV or AIDS cases logged last year in South Dakota, 21, is its lowest figure in five years, according to data from the state Health Department. South Dakota's highest new case count, 37, occurred in 1989. Recent years saw something of a rebound, with 33 cases in 2005, 34 in 2006 and 34 in 2008. The 2009 number was the lowest since 2004. Of South Dakota's cumulative 609 cases, more than three-fourths of patients are males. The chief routes of exposure were homosexual sex, heterosexual sex, and intravenous drug use. The state saw two cases of mother-to-infant transmission in 2008 but none in 2009, said Lon Kightlinger, the Pierre-based state epidemiologist.

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Adapted from:
Argus Leader
01.24.2010; Jon Walker


  
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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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