Illinois Department of Public Health
AIDS In Illinois
Category Reported Cases 1998 Percent 1998 Reported Cases 1997 Percent 1997 Difference Percent Change
Race Ethnicity
White, not Hispanic 356 28% 660 35% -304 -46%
Black, not Hispanic 721 57% 984 53% -263 -27%
Hispanic 171 14% 205 11% -34 -17%
Asian/Native American 8 1% 14 1% -6 -43%
TOTAL 1,256 100% 1,863 100% -607 -33%
Gender
Male 959 76% 1,524 82% -565 -36%
Female 297 24% 339 18% -42 -12%
TOTAL 1,256 100% 1,863 100% -607 -33%
Transmission (Male)
MSM* 466 49% 894 59% -428 -48%
Injection Drug Use (IDU) 276 29% 384 25% -108 -28%
MSM/IDU 50 5% 53 3% -3 -6%
Heterosexual Contact 82 9% 52 3% 30 58%
Blood Trans/Hemophilia 2 0% 4 0% -2 -50%
Perinatal 2 0% 7 0% -5 -71%
Unknown 81 8% 130 9% -49 -38%
TOTAL 959 100% 1,524 100% -565 -37%
Transmission (Female)
Injection Drug Use (IDU) 132 44% 139 41% -7 -5%
Heterosexual Contact 117 39% 138 41% -21 -15%
Blood Trans/Hemophilia 4 1% 3 1% 1 33%
Perinatal 6 2% 8 2% -2 -25%
Unknown 38 13% 51 15% -13 -25%
TOTAL 297 100% 339 100% -42 -12%
Geography
Metro Chicago 1,072 85% 1,598 86% -526 -33%
Chicago 819 65% 1,284 69% -465 -36%
Downstate 184 15% 265 14% -81 -31%
TOTAL 1,256 100% 1,863 100% -607 -33%
*Men who have sex with men




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