Why should teens be concerned about HIV?

Where can you get tested?

Maryland is in top ten states for cumulative AIDS cases with 23,537. (Center for Disease Control)

Washington, DC is in top five metropolitan areas for cumulative AIDS cases with 24,844. (CDC)

In Maryland, 76.9% of reported cases were of African- Americans. (CDC)

Worldwide, about 1 person out of 100, ages 15-49, is HIV positive. (Johns Hopkins AIDS Service)

In 2002, about 2,000 kids younger than 15 and 6,000 young people from 15 to 24 were newly infected with HIV every day. (US Dept. of Health and Human Services)

Abstinence among U.S. teens rose from 46% in 1991 to 54% in 2002.(CDC)

More than 95% of people living with HIV live in developing countries.(UNAIDS)

Every fourteen seconds a child is orphaned by AIDS.(UNAIDS)

By 2001, 14 million children had lost their parents to AIDS. (UNAIDS)

10. One of every two hundred college student is infected by HIV. College age youth (18-24) have one of the fastest growing rates of infection in the United States. (CDC)

the US, Caucasians are the most infected with 364,458 known cases; African Americans are a close 347,491. (CDC)

Baltimore has the third highest incident AIDS case report rate of any major metropolitan area, 50.0 cases per 100,000 population during 2001. (Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Since HIV reporting began in 1994, Maryland has detected approximately 2,500 new infections per year. By June 2002, 14,086 Marylanders were known to be living with HIV, but not progressed to AIDS. (Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene)

Prince George’s County has 3,814 reported HIV/AIDS cases, or 15% of 25,424.(Maryland Dept. of Health and Mental Hygiene)

In 1999, HIV was the fifth leading cause of death for Americans between the ages of 25 and 44. (CDC)