State of Iowa HIV and AIDS Surveillance Report, September 2005

(2005) State of Iowa HIV and AIDS Surveillance Report, September 2005. Human Services, Department of (Health and Human Services, Department of)


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This quarter, we received reports for 26 HIV diagnoses. So far this year, there have been 79 HIV diagnoses reported, exactly the same as this time last year. Thirty-five percent received concurrent AIDS diagnoses. There were 57 AIDS diagnoses in the first three quarters of 2005, 20% higher than what we saw at this time last year. Nearly half (47%) of these were persons who had been diagnosed with HIV for at least one year (fifteen years for two persons), and the rest received concurrent HIV and AIDS diagnoses. In surveillance news, Illinois, Maine, and Philadelphia have announced that they will begin HIV reporting by name on January 1, 2006. Currently they use code or name-to-code systems to report new diagnoses of HIV. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention do not accept information from areas that report HIV cases by code, so no national surveillance data are available for HIV diagnoses. For this reason, Ryan White CARE Act funds cannot be appropriated according to the number of persons living with HIV. Instead, funds are distributed according to the number of AIDS cases reported to surveillance systems. These data are not representative of current trends in the epidemic and may be rewarding areas for having poorer health care systems.

Item Type: Departmental Report
Keywords: HIV, Public Health, Infections
Subjects: Health and medicine > Diseases
Health and medicine > Public health
Health and medicine > Diseases > AIDS and HIV
ID Code: 3063
Deposited By: Margaret Barr
Deposited On: 17 Nov 2005
Last Modified: 17 Nov 2005