Monday, November 28, 2005

CDC Surveillance Report: Texas (2004)

According to the CDC, at the end of 2004, Texas had reported 22,757 persons living with HIV and 29,891 living with AIDS, for a total of 52,648 people living with HIV/AIDS in the state.

Of those living with HIV, 22,460 were adults and adolescents older than 13 years, and 307 were children 13 years old or younger. Of those living with AIDS, 29,816 were adults and adolescents older than 13 years, and 75 were children 13 or younger.

Texas continues to rank fourth among the states in reported AIDS cases. Its rank for reported HIV cases is less easily determined because of the variation in reporting among the states. However, depending upon the actual number of HIV cases reported in California, Texas still ranks third or fourth among the states in HIV cases reported.

Texas, of course, ranks much lower in its provision of medications to HIV-positive residents.

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