Windy City Media Group Frontpage News Home
CELEBRATING 28+ YEARS OF Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender NEWS

Search Gay News Articles
Advanced Search
Gay News Sponsor Windy City Times 2014-04-16
Download Issue
  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime

Pam Grier talks 'Dining Out For Life,' comic conventions Pam Grier talks 'Dining Out For Life,' comic conventions
Pam Grier is a Golden Globe nominated actress that began her movie ...

Browse Gay News Index   Browse Gay News Archives
  Windy City Times

HIV infection rates up for youth, men who have sex with men
by Erica Demarest, Windy City Times
2013-03-04

facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email
Table: relative rates of HIV infection among demographics. Image courtesy of the CDC.


While national HIV infection rates remain steady, those among young people and men who have sex with men are on the rise, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) said. People of color make up a disproportionate number of the new cases.

On Feb. 28, the CDC released its 2011 HIV Surveillance Report, which tracked infection and prevalence rates across the nation.

"From 2008-2011, the annual estimated number and rate of diagnoses of HIV infection among Americans remained stable in the U.S.," the report said. "Yet in 2011, an estimated 49,273 Americans were diagnosed with HIV—far too many."

According to the CDC, men who have sex with men (MSM) make up just two percent of the U.S. population (various reports dispute this number and put it at more than 4 percent). But a whopping 62 percent of all HIV diagnoses can be attributed to male-to-male sexual contact, the report said.

Thirty-eight percent of men infected with HIV through MSM contact in 2011 were Black, 23.5 percent Latino and 33.6 percent white, the CDC said.

In general, men were more likely to be diagnosed with HIV than women. Males accounted for 79 percent of all diagnoses in 2011, and rates for women were on the decline.

From 2008 to 2011, the rates of diagnoses increased for people aged 20-29. For those in the 30-49 or 55-64 range, rates decreased. Others remained stable.

The highest rates of new infection by age can be found in people ranging from 20 to 24. Right behind them are those in the 25-29 group.

The 2011 report marks the first time the CDC tracked HIV and AIDS in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, major American cities and six U.S. territories.

"Now we have a complete picture of diagnosed HIV infection in the U.S.," the CDC explained in a statement. "Potential trends in HIV diagnoses for the U.S. can be examined."

Rates of new HIV infections were highest in the South in 2011. Illinois, New Jersey, Massachusetts and New York were the only northern states with equally high numbers.

ThinkProgress, a progressive blog owned by the Center for American Progress, pointed out that many of the most heavily infected states—such as Texas, Mississippi and Louisiana—don't teach comprehensive sex education.

And schools in those states aren't required to provide medically sound HIV information, ThinkProgress said.

States with the largest African-American populations also ranked highly. According to the CDC, African-Americans represent just 12 percent of the U.S. population, but accounted for 47 percent of new HIV diagnoses.

Latinos also faced high numbers: At just 16 percent of the U.S. population, they accounted for 21 percent of HIV diagnoses.

In Illinois, about 2,100 people were diagnosed with HIV in 2011. The rate of infection per 100,000 people is 16.6, which is slightly larger than the national average of 15.8.

Illinois ranks 14th in infection rate after 12 other states and the District of Columbia, which featured the largest estimated rate: 155.6 infections per 100,000 people.

Of those living with HIV in Illinois (as opposed to those who are newly diagnosed), about 15,400 were Black; 9,900 were white; and 5,000 were Latino by the end of 2010—the most recent year for which CDC had data.

In all, roughly 32,000 people were living with HIV in Illinois by the end of 2010.

According to the CDC, about 28,000 of those people could be found in the Chicagoland area (which includes the Gary and Lake divisions).

For new infections in 2011, Chicago ranked 27th in a list of 103 American cities that includes Baltimore, Dallas, Miami, Buffalo and Phoenix.

Chicago reported an estimated 1,851 new cases of HIV in 2011. That's a rate of 19.5 infections per 100,000 people.

"Surveillance data shows that HIV remains a significant threat," the CDC said in its report.

At the end of 2010, there were an estimated 872,990 people across U.S. living with diagnosed HIV.

To read the report, peruse graphs or see how Illinois and Chicago stack up, visit: www.cdc.gov/hiv/surveillance/resources/reports/2011report/index.htm .


facebook twitter pin it del.icio.us stumble upon digg google +1 reddit email




Windy City Media Group does not approve or necessarily
agree with the views posted below.
Please do not post letters to the editor here.
Please also be civil in your dialogue.
If you need to be mean, just know that the longer you
stay on this page, the more you help us.

Community forum to include first person cured of HIV 2014-04-10
Photographic fundraiser to support Ride For AIDS Chicago 2014-04-02
The AIDS Generation: Stories of Survival and Resilience 2014-04-01
VIEWS How media criminalizes HIV and how to change it 2014-04-01
President Obama names director, Office of Nat'l AIDS Policy 2014-03-24
AFC offers guide to HIV meds in Marketplace Plans 2014-03-20
AIDS Legal Council names new executive director 2014-03-18
Registration opens for Iowa HIV is Not a Crime June 2-5 2014-03-17
TPAN has new interim CEO 2014-03-17
Strub reflects on past and present AIDS activism 2014-03-13
DIFFA holds winter ball at Center on Halsted 2014-03-12
Sean Strub to make two Chicago appearances 2014-03-12
Arizona lawmaker comes out; mag gets HIV/AIDS patient lists 2014-03-12
NMAC, women of color fight to end HIV/AIDS epidemic 2014-03-10
Iowa court hears Lambda Legal case on HIV-based conviction 2014-03-10
National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day March 10 2014-03-07
Report: Treat HIV infection without Drugs? 2014-03-07
Genetically modified cells may be effective in treating HIV 2014-03-05
HIV/AIDS activist Sean Strub visiting March 12 2014-02-26
Chicago House unveiling 'The Tease' 2014-02-05
Wrapture' attendees enjoy cocktails, sneak preview 2014-01-28
TPAN refocuses, takes break from 'Chicago Takes Off' 2014-01-24
GMHC: Analysis shows budget cuts to critical AIDS programs 2014-01-22
BOOKS HIV/AIDS activist Sean Strub talks 'Body Counts' 2014-01-15
PositiveSingles.com sees membership rise in Chicago 2014-01-15
TPAN kickoff event Jan. 25 2014-01-14
President Obama appoints Birx to AIDS post 2014-01-10
TPAN to host kick-off event for the Ride for AIDS Chicago 2014-01-09
Colfax leaving White House AIDS office; lesbians have quintuplets 2013-12-25
HIV policy review in Defense Authorization Bill 2013-12-20
AIDS groups ask CDC to change reporting methods 2013-12-19
TPAN receives $100,000 from Alphawood Foundation 2013-12-12
Sweet Charity: AIDS Foundation of Chicago's World of Chocolate 2013-12-11
World of Chocolate commemorates World AIDS Day 2013-12-11
Dec. 15 brunch to mark Vital Bridges' 25th anniversary 2013-12-11
TPAN looks to future with new space 2013-12-10
Vida/SIDA celebrates 25 years with gala on World AIDS Day 2013-12-03
Fashion event marks World AIDS Day 2013-12-03
AIDS: Signs of progress, but cuts create worries 2013-12-03
'Barlesque 6' raises $57K 2013-12-03





Copyright © 2014 Windy City Media Group. All rights reserved.
Reprint by permission only. PDFs for back issues are downloadable from
our online archives. Single copies of back issues in print form are
available for $4 per issue, older than one month for $6 if available,
by check to the mailing address listed below.

Return postage must accompany all manuscripts, drawings, and
photographs submitted if they are to be returned, and no
responsibility may be assumed for unsolicited materials.
All rights to letters, art and photos sent to Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago
Gay and Lesbian News and Feature Publication) will be treated
as unconditionally assigned for publication purposes and as such,
subject to editing and comment. The opinions expressed by the
columnists, cartoonists, letter writers, and commentators are
their own and do not necessarily reflect the position of Nightspots
(Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay,
Lesbian, Bisexual and Transegender News and Feature Publication).

The appearance of a name, image or photo of a person or group in
Nightspots (Chicago GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times
(a Chicago Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender News and Feature
Publication) does not indicate the sexual orientation of such
individuals or groups. While we encourage readers to support the
advertisers who make this newspaper possible, Nightspots (Chicago
GLBT Nightlife News) and Windy City Times (a Chicago Gay, Lesbian
News and Feature Publication) cannot accept responsibility for
any advertising claims or promotions.

 

 

 



 

Gay-owned B&B offers warmth in Rogers Park
 
'This Is What It Feels Like' to be Armin van Buuren
 
Pam Grier talks 'Dining Out For Life,' comic conventions
 
BENT NIGHTS Sharon Corr; Dum Dum Girls; Landmarks
 
Boy George on St. Patrick's Day, Easter Lady Bunny
 
Windy City Times Current DownloadNightspots Current DownloadQueercast Current Download
Windy City Media Group BlogsJoin Our Email List!Donate Now



  News Index       Archives   About WCMG    Publications    Bars & Clubs     Calendar   Videos   Advertisers    OUT! Guide    Classifieds   AIDS @ 32
 Local | National | World | Politics | Obits | Profiles | Views | Entertainment | Theater | Dance | Music | Film | Art | Books | TV/Gossip
 Travel | History | Marriage | Youth | Trans | Lesbian | Celebrations | Food | Nightlife | Sports | Health | Real Estate | Autos | Pets | Crime



About WCMG      Contact Us      Online Front  Page      Windy City  Times      Nightspots      OUT! Guide     
Identity      BLACKlines      En La Vida      Archives      Subscriptions      Distribution      Windy City Queercast     
Queercast Archives      Advertising  Rates      Deadlines      Advanced Search     
Press  Releases      Event Photos      Join WCMG  Email List      Email Blast     
Upcoming Events      Todays Events      Ongoing Events      Post an Event      Bar Guide      Community Groups      In Memoriam      Outguide Categories      Outguide Advertisers      Search Outguide      Travel      Dining Out      Blogs      Spotlight  Video      News Videos      Nightspots Videos      Entertainment Videos      Queercast Videos      Comedy Videos     
Classifieds      Real Estate      Place a  Classified     

Windy City Media Group produces Windy City Queercast, & publishes Windy City Times,
The Weekly Voice of the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Trans Community,
Nightspots, Out! Resource Guide, and Identity.
5315 N. Clark St. #192, Chicago, IL 60640-2113 • PH (773) 871-7610 • FAX (773) 871-7609.