AIDS Cases by Exposure Category

AIDS Cases by Exposure Category

The following table presents the distribution of the estimated number of AIDS diagnoses among adults and adolescents by exposure category. A breakdown by sex is provided where relevant.
 
Exposure Category
Estimated # of AIDS Cases in 2003
Male
Female
Total
Male-to-male sexual contact
17,969
--
17,969
Injection drug use
6,353
3,096
9,449
Male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use
1,877
--
1,877
Heterosexual contact
5,133
8,127
13,260
Other*
281
276
557
 
Exposure Category
Cumulative Estimated # of AIDS Cases Through 2003
Male
Female
Total
Male-to-male sexual contact
440,887
--
440,887
Injection drug use
175,988
70,558
246,546
Male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use
62,418
--
62,418
Heterosexual contact
56,403
93,586
149,989
Other*
14,191
6,535
20,726
 
* Includes hemophilia, blood transfusion, perinatal transmission, and risk not reported or not identified.
 
The distribution of the estimated number of diagnoses of AIDS among children* by exposure categories is as follows:
 
Exposure Category
Estimated # of AIDS Cases in 2003
Cumulative Estimated # of AIDS Cases Through 2003
Perinatal
58
8,749
Other**
1
670
 
* The term "children" refers to persons under age 13 at the time of diagnosis.
** Includes hemophilia, blood transfusion, and risk not reported or not identified.
 
 

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