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AIDS cases down in Manhattan

AIDS cases down in Manhattan

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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