Data Show Wisconsin Has Lowest AIDS Death Rate In Nation, Group Says
AIDS Resource Center of Wisconsin Chief Operating Officer Mike Gifford said that Wisconsin has the lowest AIDS death rate in the nation, WPR News reports. Gifford said that CDC data indicate that Wisconsin and Minnesota have one AIDS death annually for every 100,000 people. He credits a strong system of health care professionals and state and private support for the low death rate, but noted that hundreds of people living with HIV in Wisconsin are not getting the services they need (Simonson, WPR News, 6/18).This is part of the KHN Morning Briefing, a summary of health policy coverage from major news organizations. Sign up for an email subscription.