Thursday, October 02, 2014

HIV Facts: Regional Trends

Since the early 1990's, there have been about twenty-five (25%) percent increase in North Carolina's HIV disease reports in the rural communities and non-metropolitan areas.

Nationally, in 2001, North Carolina was among the five states with the highest number of HIV infection reports (excluding AIDS cases) from non-metropolitan areas.

In 2003, 2,100 new individuals were reported with an HIV diagnosis (HIV disease) in North Carolina and North Carolina has had increases in reports for the last three years.

North Carolina's overall rate of HIV infection in 2003 was 25.2 per 100,000.

The cumulative number of individuals reported with HIV through December 31, 2003 in North Carolina was 25,813 persons.

At the end of 2009, the estimated number of persons living with an AIDS diagnosis in the United States and 6 U.S. dependent areas was 487,968. In the 50 states and the District of Columbia, this included 476,186 adults and adolescents, and 546 children aged less than 13 years at the end of the year.  In North Carolina alone, this number had fallen due to the confidential educational services that have been provided from such agencies as the Chatham Social Health Council.

This number continues to rise as there was a rise in cumulative cases of HIV in North Carolina in 2007.

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