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The Real Deal on HIV and AIDS in Maryland

By Fanen Chiahemen
Maryland Newsline
Friday, May 9, 2003

1.  About how many people in Maryland were infected with HIV or AIDS by the end of 2001?

123,000
39,000
24,000
1,000

2.  The first case of AIDS in Maryland was reported in what year?

1978
1980
1981
1987

3.  The 20,000th case of AIDS in Maryland was recorded on:

Nov. 19, 1999
Aug. 1, 1987
May 8, 1990
Jan. 20, 1996

4.  Which city received a $21 million grant for AIDS programs through the Ryan White Care Act in March?

Washington, D.C.
Annapolis
Baltimore
Silver Spring

5.  Where does Maryland rank nationally in its cumulative number of AIDS cases?

20th
35th
3rd
8th

6.  Today, the most common mode of HIV transmission in Maryland is: 

Men having sex with men
Women having sex with women
Mother to child transmission
Injection drug use

7.  In the first five years of the AIDS epidemic in Maryland, what percentage of reported AIDS cases in the state were female?

7 percent
30 percent
50 percent
2 percent

8.  More than half of all reported living HIV and AIDS cases in Maryland by the end of 2001 were in:

Annapolis
Baltimore
Laurel
College Park

9.  What percentage of HIV or AIDS cases in Maryland are found within the state's correctional system:

8 percent
11 percent
17 percent
25 percent

10.  A child born to a mother with HIV will definitely be HIV positive:

True
False
 



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