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How many individuals are infected with HIV/AIDS?

At the end of 2009, it was estimated that 33.3 million people worldwide were living with HIV/AIDS. Adults accounted for 30.8 million cases of HIV/AIDS (51 percent or 15.9 million are women) and children under 15 accounted for 2.5 million cases. Since 1981, more than 25 million people have died from AIDS. The states/territories in the United States with the greatest incidence of AIDS cases are reported in the following table:

State Number of Cumulative AIDS Cases*
New York 192,753
California 160,293
Florida 117,612
Texas 77,070
New Jersey 54,557
Georgia 38,300
Pennsylvania 38,217
Illinois 37,880
Maryland 35,725
Puerto Rico 32,463

*Through 2008 (most recent figures available).


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