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TRENDS CONTENTS:
A Turning Point
Magnitude of the Epidemic
Trends in HIV Diagnoses
Historical Trends
Prevention
Evaluating the Impact
A Closer Look at Trends
 

Section 5--Evaluating the Impact of Treatment

The Latest Trends in Reported AIDS Cases and Deaths

AIDS incidence and deaths dropped for the first time in 1996. This drop is largely due to the impact of treatment advances in delaying progression of HIV infection to AIDS and from AIDS to death. Consequently, from 1996 on, cases of AIDS and deaths will provide a valuable measure of the continuing impact of treatment, as well as describe populations for whom treatment is either not accessible or not effective. In the first two quarters of 1997 (the most recent period for which AIDS cases can be adjusted for reporting delays), the declining trend in both AIDS cases and deaths accelerated, with AIDS cases declining 15% and AIDS deaths declining 45%, compared to the first two quarters of 1996.

AIDS Cases and Deaths and Change from First Half of 1996 to First Half of 1997 by Gender and Race
  AIDS Cases Percent Decrease AIDS Deaths Percent Decrease
  Jan - Jun
1996
Jan - Jun
1997
  Jan - Jun
1996
Jan - Jun
1997
 
Total 33,243 28,370 15 21,281 11,479 45
Men 26,059 21,837 16 17,394 9,282 47
Women 7,184 6,533 9 3,887 2,467 37
White 11,963 8,999 25 8,501 3,920 54
African American 14,425 13,398 7 8,705 5,467 37
Hispanic 6,381 5,543 13 3,830 2,222 42

   


                                                           
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