HIV rates climb among Boston women
BY Advocate.com Editors
February 15 2001 1:00 AM ET
Health officials in Boston are alarmed by a near doubling of HIV infections among the citys women during the past 10 years, according to United Press International. Women made up about 17% of HIV cases in the Boston area a decade ago, but that figure has grown to 31% in 2000. Jean Maguire, MD, of the Massachusetts Department of Public Healths AIDS unit, said, The shift in gender is a real concern. Massachusetts reported 840 new HIV infections in 2000, with more than 260 of them occurring among women.
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