The Changing Face of AIDS
The estimated number of people with AIDS increased by 41 percent between 1993 and 1998, creating a steadily growing population of infected individuals. While the proportion of AIDS cases has declined among whites, the proportion of cases among African Americans and Hispanics has increased substantially. These two groups accounted for 66 percent of new AIDS cases in 1999.
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New AIDS cases have more than tripled among women, increasing from 7 percent to 23 percent between 1986 and 1999.
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Although new AIDS cases among adult men who have sex with men have declined by nearly half over the past 15 years, recent studies suggest that more men are engaging in behaviors that increase their risk of infection.
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Young people are increasingly at risk from HIV. The majority of young people are infected through sexual transmission.
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