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ALABAMA: Report: HIV/AIDS Cases Decline in Alabama, but Chlamydia, Gonorrhea Cases Increase


The Republic (Columbus, IN) (12.04.2013)

According to an article in the Republic, a report from the Center for Demographic Research at Auburn University at Montgomery showed that Alabama’s HIV and AIDS rates had dipped slightly, but the state’s chlamydia and gonorrhea rates had risen. Data showed that 12.27 per 100,000 individuals were diagnosed with HIV for 2012, compared to 13.75 per 100,000 during 2011. The number of individuals diagnosed with chlamydia rose from 611.21 per 100,000 in 2011 to 641.60 in 2012, and in the same time frame, cases of gonorrhea increased from 188.27 per 100,000 to 194.69.


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