Incidence and Diagnoses of HIV Infection -- Puerto Rico, 2006

Miranda, S; Lopez, B; García-Rivera, E. J.; Rangel, M.; Hernandez, A. L.; Espinoza, L.; Song, R.; Zhang, R.; Myles, Z.
June 2009
MMWR: Morbidity & Mortality Weekly Report;6/5/2009, Vol. 58 Issue 21, p589
The article presents information on the occurrence and diagnoses of HIV infection in Puerto Rico in 2006. It is stated that 33 U.S. states and five territories had confidential HIV reports that showed Puerto Rico as having the second highest rate of HIV infection. Based on results of data analysis and the statistical extrapolation method used by the Puerto Rico Department of Health to determine HIV incidence in 2006, an estimated 1,440 persons aged over13 years were newly infected with the disease, posting a rate of 45.0 cases per 100,000 population.


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