CDC Releases 2002 HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report
The CDC recently released its 2002 HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, which includes updated statistics on HIV and AIDS incidence trends from 1999 through 2002. The report, released by the CDC National Center for HIV, STD and TB Prevention's Divisions of HIV/AIDS Prevention, found that between 1999 and 2002, the number of diagnosed HIV/AIDS cases in the 30 areas with confidential name-based HIV infection reporting "increased steadily." The report also shows that the number of reported AIDS cases began to level off between 1998 and 1999, and essentially no change occurred from 1999 through 2001. However, the number of AIDS diagnoses increased 2% in 2002. In addition, the number of AIDS-related deaths has decreased 14% since 1998 (2002 HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, October 2003). The complete report is available online.This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.