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Estimated Persons Living with HIV Infection (Diagnosed and Undiagnosed)† and Estimated AIDS Deaths Among Adults and Adolescents – United States, 1981 – 2008

See text description below*Estimates were obtained by statistically adjusting the national HIV surveillance data reported through June 2010 for reporting delays, but not for incomplete reporting.
†HIV prevalence were estimated based on national HIV surveillance data for adults and adolescents (aged ≥13 years at diagnosis) reported through June 2010 using extended back-calculation.
Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

Line graph showing United States data collected by CDC from 1981 to 2008 that reports the number of deaths due to AIDS and the estimated number of people living with HIV infection. The number of people dying from AIDS peaked in 1995 at just over 50,000 but has decreased dramatically since the introduction of HAART in the early 1990s to fewer than 20,000 deaths in 2008. HAART has also effectively halted HIV disease progression, thus the number of people living with HIV infection has steadily increased from less than 800,000 in 1995 (HAART introduction) to well over 1,100,000 people in 2008.

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