HIV/AIDS in North Carolina

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HIV/AIDSWhile the nation's rate of HIV disease has largely stabilized, HIV/AIDS is still a growing epidemic in this state. The AIDS case rate in North Carolina rose 60 percent between 2000 and 2004, compared with a 4 percent increase nationally.

Here are some facts about the disease in North Carolina in 2005:

  • The overall HIV disease infection rate in the state was 21.1 cases per 100,000 residents. That translates to an estimated 29,500 residents with either HIV or AIDS, including people who are not aware they are infected.
  • New HIV/AIDS infections were diagnosed in 1,806 people.
  • The rate for blacks was seven times the rate for whites, at 61.4 cases per 100,000 compared with 8.6 per 100,000.
  • The highest rate of infection was among black males, with 88.6 cases per 100,000.
source - N.C. Department of Health and Human Services

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