HIV/AIDS stats at a glance
In the 11-county Kansas City area:
- There are 4,558 people currently living with HIV as of the end of 2010. Statistics for 2011 will be released by mid-2012.
- 2,978 people have died with HIV.
- In 2010 170 males and 35 females were diagnosed with HIV
- Of the 177 males, 82 were white, 71 were black and 13 were Hispanic. In that group, 92 were between the ages of 25 and 44, 44 were between 13 and 24 years old, and 33 were over 45 years old.
- Of the 35 females, 27 were black, 6 were white, and two were hispanic. In that group, 18 were between the ages of 25 and 44, 13 were over 45 years old and three were between the ages of 13 and 24.
- Of the 212 newly diagnosed cases of HIV in 2010, 55 (or 25.9%) met the AIDS case definition, meaning they had likely been infected for a longer time and their immune systems were severely compromised.
- Four cases were diagnosed at or near death, and died before the year was out.
- In the first six months of 2011, 12 young men under the age of were diagnosed with HIV.