Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS

21. Rate of AIDS Diagnoses in the US

AIDS

"From 2009 through 2013, the annual estimated number and the estimated rate of infections classified as stage 3 (AIDS) in the United States decreased (Table 2a). In 2013, the estimated rate of infections classified as stage 3 (AIDS) was 8.4."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2013; vol. 25. Published February 2015. Accessed October 29, 2015, p. 7.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/g-l...

22. Prevalence of Injection Drug Use and HIV/AIDS in Russia

"There is some controversy over the number of narcotic drug users in Russia. Dr. Vadim Pokrovsky of the Federal AIDS Center said that estimates of the number of active drug users in Russia in February 2004 ranged from 1 to 4 million, and he believed the high end of that range reflected the reality. On February 20, 2004, Alexander Mikhailov, the deputy director of the State Drug Control Committee (SDCC), a federal body, was cited in Pravda as saying that Russia had over 4 million drug users, and that the "gloomy prediction" of his office was that Russia could have over 35 million drug users by 2014. In early January 2004, the executive secretary of the Commonwealth of Independent States, which includes twelve former Soviet states, predicted that in 2010 the twelve countries would have 25 million drug users of whom 10 million would be living with HIV/AIDS, the vast majority in Russia."

Human Rights Watch, "Lessons Not Learned: Human Rights Abuses and HIV/AIDS in the Russian Federation," April 2004, Vol. 16, No. 5, pp. 14-15.
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23. AIDS Diagnoses in the US, by Transmission Method and Gender

"From 2009 through 2013, the annual number of infections classified as stage 3 (AIDS) among adult and adolescent males with HIV infection attributed to male-to-male sexual contact, injection drug use, male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use, or heterosexual contact decreased. The number of infections classified as stage 3 (AIDS) among adult and adolescent females with HIV infection attributed to injection drug use or heterosexual contact decreased."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2013; vol. 25. Published February 2015. Accessed October 29, 2015, pp. 6-7.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/g-l...

24. AIDS Diagnoses in the US, by Transmission Method and Gender, Cumulative

According to the CDC, from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic through the end of 2011 there have been a total of 1,190,71 cases of AIDS reported in the US and 6 US dependent territories.

The CDC estimates that of the 939,219 adult or adolescent males who received an AIDS diagnosis from the beginning of the epidemic through 2011, 560,860 cases were reportedly transmitted through male-to-male sexual contact, 201,271 were reportedly transmitted through injection drug use, 83,455 were reportedly transmitted through male-to-male sexual contact and injection drug use, 81,477 were reportedly transmitted through heterosexual contact, and 12,157 were attributed to "other."

The CDC estimates that of the 241,553 adult or adolescent females who received an AIDS diagnosis from the beginning of the epidemic through 2011, 92,833 were reportedly transmitted through injection drug use, 142,153 were reportedly transmitted through heterosexual contact, and 6,567 were attributed to "other."

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2011, "Rates of diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents, by area of residence, 2011—United States and 6 dependent areas"; Vol. 23, Table 2b, pp 23-24. Published February 2013. Accessed May 21, 2013.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/sta...

25. Persons Under Age 13 Diagnosed with Stage 3 (AIDS) in the US

According to the CDC, from the beginning of the AIDS epidemic through the end of 2011 a total of 9,945 cases of AIDS have been reported in the US and 6 dependent territories among children under age 13 at the time of diagnosis.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. HIV Surveillance Report, 2011, "Rates of diagnoses of HIV infection among adults and adolescents, by area of residence, 2011—United States and 6 dependent areas"; Vol. 23, Table 6b, p. 34. Published February 2013. Accessed May 21, 2013.
http://www.cdc.gov/hiv/pdf/sta...

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