How Many Aids Deaths in Usa in 2005?

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Answer by Whispers of the Winds
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2005} Adult and child deaths due to AIDS: 30 000 [19 000–42 000]

The estimated number of people living with HIV in the United States of America (USA) at the end of 2003 exceeded one million for the first time, up from the corresponding figure of 850 000–950 000 for 2002 (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004a). There were an estimated 1.04 million–1.2 million HIV cases in the USA at the end of 2003. The increase reflects the fact that people with HIV are living longer due to antiretroviral treatment, as well as the failure to adapt and sustain the prevention successes achieved during the epidemic’s first 10–15 years. Approximately 32 000 new HIV cases were recorded in 2003 in the 33 states with confidential, name-based reporting, a number that has stayed relatively stable since the late 1990s. (Those 33 reporting states do not include California and New York, which have the highest number of persons living with HIV.)

The majority of people living with HIV in the USA are men who have sex with men, and sex between men remains the dominant mode of transmission, accounting for 63% of newly-diagnosed HIV infections in 2003, according to the latest available data (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2004a). Reports of increased risky behaviour have increased in recent years, some of it apparently associated with recreational drug use. A new ?ve-city study, however, has revealed a variety of trends (the cities were Baltimore, Los Angeles, Miami, New York City and San Francisco).

HIV incidence among men who have sex with men in San Francisco, for example, now appears to be lower than previously estimated (1.2% in the 2004-2005 study compared with earlier, of?cial estimates of 2.2%). But in Baltimore, HIV incidence of 8% has been found in men who have sex with men. Forty percent of the men participating in the study tested HIV-positive, and 62% of them had been unaware of their infection (US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 2005). Overall, one quarter of people living with HIV in the USA are believed to be unaware that they are infected. This lack of knowledge about one’s HIV status is particularly evident among African American men who have sex with men: the ?ve-city study found that about two thirds of HIV-positive African Americans who have sex with other men had been unaware of their serostatus.

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