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Fact Sheet
Infants, Children & HIV: Just the Facts

November 1999


United States:(1)

Pediatric HIV Infection(2)

Pediatric AIDS: New Cases

Pediatric AIDS: Cumulative Numbers

Natural History of HIV Infection in Children





  1. Note: The term "children" refers to persons under age 13 at the time of diagnosis. Unless otherwise specified, information is based on Centers for Disease Control HIV/AIDS Surveillance Reports.
  2. Pediatric HIV/AIDS care ranges throughout the adolescent years; statistics on teens and HIV/AIDS are found in a separate fact sheet.
  3. A CDC epidemiologist assigned to the Indian Health Service, Dr. Doug Thoroughman, has recently voiced concern that there may be misclassification of HIV/AIDS infections affecting the 500 Indian tribes in the U.S. Under-reporting is also a concern; a recent survey conducted by the Intertribal Council of Arizona found that 58 of the 92 tribal health departments did not report HIV/AIDS statistics to governmental health offices. [Source: Kaiser Daily HIV/AIDS Report, September 7, 1999].

Fact sheet compiled by Catherine Briggs, MD MPH

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