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By |2007-09-20T09:00:00-04:00September 20th, 2007|News|

The Michigan AIDS Fund reports that each year, 1,000 Michigan citizens discover that they are HIV-positive. The cumulative estimated numbers of diagnosis of AIDS through 2005 in the United States and dependent areas were 984,155 according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Also in 2005, the CDC estimated the total number of AIDS cases broke down this way nationally:
Ages Number of cases
15 – 19 447
20 – 24 1,836
25 -29 3,407
30 -34 5,122
35 -39 7,246
40 – 44 8,210
45 – 49 6,418
50 – 54 3,935
55 – 59 2,064
60 – 64 967
65 and older 801
Racially, the CDC estimated 2005 AIDS victims this way:
Group Number of cases
White, not Hispanic 11,780
Black, not Hispanic 20,187
Hispanic 7,676
Asian/Pacific Islander 483
American Indian/Alaska Native 182

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