AIDS cases down in Manhattan
BY Advocate.com Editors
December 10 2002 1:00 AM ET
The New York Department of Health and Mental Hygiene reports that the number of newly diagnosed AIDS cases in Manhattan dropped by 17% in 2001--with 4,677 new cases being recorded in the borough, The New York Times reports.
As recently as 1997, new AIDS diagnoses in Manhattan totaled 7,316 annually. African-Americans and Latinos made up 82% of the new AIDS cases reported. AIDS deaths also were down in 2001--with 1,774 deaths being reported, a 10% decrease from 2000 figures.
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