News Notes. Ann Intern Med. 1997;127:954. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-127-10-199711150-00027
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1997;127(10):954.
The mortality rate from HIV and AIDS declined by 26% in 1996. This substantial drop-from 15.6 deaths per 100 000 persons in 1995 to 11.6 per 100 000 in 1996-moved AIDS from the number one to the number two cause of death among 25- to 44-year-olds, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta. The improvement is being attributed primarily to the recent availability of combination therapies for patients with HIV and AIDS.
This good news is tempered by reports that the number of U.S. women ages 13 and older diagnosed with AIDS has increased almost sixfold-from 0.9 cases per 100 000 in 1991 to 5.2 per 100 000 in 1995. The greatest increases were among women who acquired HIV through heterosexual contact rather than through use of injection drugs (JAMA. 1997; 278:911-16). Women now comprise almost 20% of adult patients with AIDS.
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