Illinois Department of Public Health
AIDS Cases In Illinois
   
Category Reported
1999
Percent
1999
Reported
2000
Percent
2000
Difference
(# of Cases)
Percent
Change
Total
Cases
1981-2000
Total
Percent
1981-2000
Race Ethnicity
White, not Hispanic 492 32% 462 26% -30 -6% 9,895 40%
Black, not Hispanic 879 56% 1,053 59% +174 +20% 11,866 47%
Hispanic 172 11% 241 14% +69 +40% 2,982 12%
Asian/Native American 14 <1% 25 1% +11 +79% 191 1%
TOTAL 1,557 100% 1,781 100% +224 +14% 24,934 100%
Gender
Male 1,273 82% 1,354 76% +81 +6% 21,213 86%
Female 284 18% 427 24% +143 +50% 3,721 14%
TOTAL 1,557 100% 1,781 100% +224 +14% 24,934 100%
Transmission (Male)
MSM* 681 54% 588 43% -93 -14% 12,945 61%
Injection Drug Use (IDU) 283 22% 292 22% +9 +3% 4,682 22%
MSM/IDU 66 5% 48 4% -18 -27% 1,348 6%
Heterosexual Contact 92 7% 87 6% -5 -5% 772 4%
Blood Trans/Hemophilia 14 1% 34 3% +20 +142% 407 2%
Perinatal 6 1% 4 <1% -2 -33% 107 <1%
Unknown 131 10% 301 22% -170 +130% 952 4%
TOTAL 1,273 100% 1,354 100% +81 +6% 21,213 100%
Transmission (Female)
Injection Drug Use (IDU) 102 36% 116 27% +14 +14% 1,798 48%
Heterosexual Contact 99 35% 146 34% +47 +47% 1,298 35%
Blood Trans/Hemophilia 6 2% 15 4% +9 +150% 139 4%
Perinatal 11 4% 6 1% -5 -45% 132 3%
Unknown 66 23% 144 34% +78 +118% 354 10%
TOTAL 284 100% 427 100% +143 +50% 3,721 100%
Geography
Metropolitan Chicago** 1,364 88% 1,561 88% +197 +14% 21,602 87%
Chicago*** 1,029 66% 1,220 69% +191 +18% 17,271 69%
Downstate 193 12% 220 12% +27 +14% 3,332 13%
TOTAL 1,557 100% 1,781 100% +224 +14% 24,934 100%
* Men who have sex with men
**  Includes Cook, DuPage, Kane, Lake, McHenry and Will counties
*** Chicago is included in Metropolitan Chicago Cases




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