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Number of HIV cases in Wisconsin declines

The Wisconsin AIDS/HIV Program documented 376 new HIV cases in Wisconsin in its 2010 surveillance report, down from 443 in 2009.

Of the reported cases, 265 were among people who received their initial diagnosis in Wisconsin during 2010, and 111 were among people who were diagnosed elsewhere and moved to the state in 2010.

Although the overall number of infections diagnosed in the state was down from 300 in 2009, it was still higher than a decade ago. In 2001, 238 cases were reported.

New cases among African-Americans increased over last year.

As of Dec. 31, 2010, there were an estimated 6,295 people living with HIV in Wisconsin.

From AP and WiG reports

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