Cumulative AIDS Cases in the United States
The estimated number of diagnoses of AIDS through 2002 in the United States is 886,575. Adult and adolescent AIDS cases totaled 877,275, with 718,002 cases in males and 159,271 cases in females. Through the same time period, 9,300 AIDS cases were estimated in children under age 13.Estimated number of deaths of persons with AIDS is 501,669, including 496,354 adults and adolescents, and 5,315 children under age 15.
Cumulative Cases by Age in the United States
Of the estimated number of diagnoses of AIDS through December 2002, patients' ages at time of diagnosis are distributed as follows:
|Age||# of Cumulative AIDS Cases|
|Ages 13 to 14||839|
|Ages 15 to 24||35,460|
|Ages 25 to 34||301,278|
|Ages 35 to 44||347,860|
|Ages 45 to 54||138,386|
|Ages 55 to 64||40,584|
|Ages 65 and older||12,868|
Cumulative Cases by Race/Ethnicity in the United States
Estimated numbers of diagnoses of AIDS through December 2002, by race or ethnicity, are as follows:
|Race or Ethnicity||# of Cumulative AIDS Cases|
|White, not Hispanic||364,458|
|Black, not Hispanic||347,491|
|American Indian/Alaska Native||2,875|
|Unknown or multiple race||887|
Cases by Exposure Category in the United States
Following is the distribution of the estimated number of diagnoses of AIDS among adults and adolescents by exposure category. A breakdown by sex is provided where appropriate.
|Male-to-male sexual contact||420,790||-||420,790|
|Injection Drug Use||172,351||67,917||240,268|
|Male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use||59,719||-||59,719|
and risk not reported or not identified.
The distribution of the estimated number of diagnoses of AIDS among children* by exposure categories follows:
|Exposure Category||# of AIDS Cases|
|Mother with or at risk for HIV infection||8,629|
|Receipt of blood transfusion, blood components, or tissue||390|
|Other/risk not reported or identified||45|
* The term "children" refers to persons under age 13 at the time of diagnosis.