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  • AIDS cases among different age groups. Untitled The Table and Figures 1 & 2 below show that HIV infection and AIDS disproportionately affect those in the 25-44 year old age group; affecting mostly men (see Figure). Visit the different subsections below for overviews and pictographic presentation of AIDS in the different age group brackets.
    It should be noted that there are a significant proportion of people living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) well above 45 years old, including a sizable population of senior citizens. The population of PLWHA >45 yo is even much greater than the combined population of AIDS cases among children and adolescents (examine Table and Figures 1 & 2). A great proportion of the older population living with HIV/AIDS were a result of earlier HIV infection (due to long term incubation before the progression to full-blown AIDS). Many are long-term survivors who have managed the disease through aggressive antiretroviral therapy and management of AIDS-related opportunistic infections. However, a significant proportion are new cases of HIV infection among the elderly (see Figure 2).

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    Cumulative AIDS Cases by Age (Dec. 2000)
    AGE# of Cumulative AIDS Cases
    Under 5:6,872
    Ages5 to 12: 2,036
    Ages 13 to 19: 4,061
    Ages 20 to 24: 27,232
    Ages 25 to 29: 101,494
    Ages 30 to 34: 172,310
    Ages 35 to 39: 173,512
    Ages 40 to 44: 128,177
    Ages 45 to 49: 74,724
    Ages 50 to 54: 39,625
    Ages 55 to 59: 21,685
    Ages 60 to 64: 12,023
    Ages 65 or older: 10,711
    Total774,467

    Source: Untitled Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention
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    Untitled AIDS Cases by Age and Sex, Reported 1981-1999 (US)36

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    Untitled Age at Diagnosis of HIV Infection or AIDS, Reported through 1999 (US)36


    Untitled Visit CDC Slide Sets for the latest, as well as the slides links and other links included below for more detailed graphical and descriptive analysis of AIDS in the United States.

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    Notes and Footnotes:
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    • Untitled Use the icons (e.g., "AIDS Primer", "AIDS in America", etc.) as well as the underlined items to jump from one section to another. Also, most of the figures and illustrations shown here are linked to their original sources.
    • Untitled Unless otherwise specified, all the statistical AIDS data and resulting figures presented for the United States were from the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. CDC is the major US federal agency responsible for the surveillance and dissemination of information on HIV and AIDS in the United States. The various information databases created by CDC are integrated, along with other AIDS databases from other sources, in the A-Z navigation index of AIDS Primer.
    • Untitled Click on Literature Sources to access the source of the information database, specified as superscript after each topic link.