Table 52Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases, by year of diagnosis and selected characteristics: United States and outlying U.S. areas, 1999–2004
[Data are based on reporting by state and outlying U.S. area health departments]
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Year of diagnosis
Sex, race and Hispanic origin, age at diagnosis, and region of residence All years 1 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Estimated number of cases2
All persons3944,30639,55139,51339,20640,26741,83142,514
Male, 13 years and over756,39929,64228,97428,74329,73030,57831,024
Female, 13 years and over178,4639,71810,41510,34810,42911,18411,442
Children, under 13 years9,4431901241151096948
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 Black or African American379,27819,18219,51019,47319,93420,68520,965
 American Indian or Alaska Native3,084158175169186189193
 Asian or Pacific Islander7,317349350381440478488
Hispanic or Latino4177,1647,8277,9577,9747,9078,6328,672
Age at diagnosis
Under 13 years9,4431901241151096948
13–14 years959576079715860
15–24 years39,1001,5101,6201,6171,7791,9652,114
25–34 years310,04610,8509,9299,4979,2909,2799,361
35–44 years370,16316,28516,46016,15116,54117,05416,778
45–54 years154,5137,7608,2078,6019,0939,77410,178
55–64 years45,6722,1702,3612,3872,6482,7833,075
65 years and over14,410729752759738848901
Region of residence
U.S. dependencies, possessions, and associated nations529,6341,2361,1561,1901,0731,100982
Percent distribution6
All persons3100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0100.0
Male, 13 years and over80.174.973.373.373.873.173.0
Female, 13 years and over18.924.626.426.425.926.726.9
Children, under 13 years1.
Not Hispanic or Latino:
 Black or African American40.248.549.449.749.549.449.3
 American Indian or Alaska Native0.
 Asian or Pacific Islander0.
Hispanic or Latino418.819.820.120.319.620.620.4
Year of diagnosis
Sex, race and Hispanic origin, age at diagnosis, and region of residence All years 1 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004
Age at diagnosisPercent distribution5
Under 13 years1.
13–14 years0.
15–24 years4.
25–34 years32.827.425.
35–44 years39.241.241.741.241.140.839.5
45–54 years16.419.620.821.922.623.423.9
55–64 years4.
65 years and over1.
Region of residence
U.S. dependencies, possessions, and associated nations53.

Based on cases reported to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention from the beginning of the epidemic (1981) through June 30, 2005.


Numbers are point estimates that result from adjustments for reporting delays to AIDS case counts. The estimates do not include adjustments for incomplete reporting. Data are provisional. See Appendix I, AIDS Surveillance.


Total for all years includes 2,308 persons of unknown race or multiple races and two persons of unknown sex. All persons totals were calculated independent of values for subpopulations. Consequently sums of subpopulations may not equal totals for all persons.


Persons of Hispanic origin may be of any race. See Appendix II, Hispanic origin.


Outlying areas include Guam, Puerto Rico, the U.S. Pacific Islands, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.


Percents may not sum to 100% due to rounding and because 0.2% unknown race and Hispanic origin are included in totals.

NOTES: See Appendix II, Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS), for discussion of AIDS case reporting definitions and other issues affecting interpretation of trends. This table replaces surveillance data by year of report in previous editions of Health, United States.

SOURCES: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, National Center for HIV, STD, and TB Prevention, Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention—Surveillance and Epidemiology, AIDS Surveillance; CDC HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, 2004 (vol. 16). Atlanta, GA: US Department of Health and Human Services, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 2005. Available from: www​

From: Trend Tables

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