and AIDS Exposure Trends Through 2001 |
By Stephen E. Mather
Thursday, Dec. 11, 2003
The Maryland AIDS Administration identifies the main behaviors that put
people at risk of HIV and AIDS: men having sex with men, injection drug use
and heterosexual contact. While at the start of the epidemic most AIDS
patients were gay men, the figures below show that in Maryland there are now more HIV and
AIDS cases reported each year caused by injection drug use and
The numbers in Fig. 1 begin in 1994 because Maryland began reporting HIV
numbers that year. Fig. 2 shows AIDS exposure trends since 1986.
* The "Other" category includes hemophiliacs, transfusion patients,
pediatric transmission cases and people exposed on the job.
Source: The Maryland 2002 HIV/AIDS Annual Report
of Maryland Philip Merrill College of Journalism
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