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HIV and AIDS (continued)
Prevention: New AIDS Cases
Changes in HIV infection rates reflect changes in behavior by at-risk individuals that may only partly be influenced by the health care system. However, individual and community programs have shown progress in influencing behavior change. Changes in the incidence of new AIDS cases are affected by changes in HIV infection rates and by the availability of appropriate treatments for HIV-infected individuals.
Figure 2.14. New AIDS cases per 100,000 population, 1998-2003
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Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention, HIV/AIDS Reporting System, 1998-2003.
- The rate of new AIDS cases per 100,000 has not changed significantly between 1998 and 2003 (Figure 2.14).
- The 2003 national rate of 17.7 new AIDS cases per 100,000 persons is well above the Healthy People 2010 target of 1.0 new case per 100,000 persons.
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