City Center Milwaukee | Day 92 |
While great progress has been made in the fight against AIDS, much work still remains. Deaths have declined from their historic peak by 76%, and life expectancy continues to increase, thanks to patient access to integrated quality health care and services made possible by people like those who participate in AIDS Walk Wisconsin. However, HIV/AIDS is still on the rise in Wisconsin and now, more than ever, those affected need your support.
- As of the end of 2013, 6,758 individuals reported with HIV or AIDS are presumed to be living in Wisconsin.
- The Centers for Disease Control estimates that 15.8% of all persons living with HIV do not know they are infected.
- In 2013, there were 255 new HIV cases reported in Wisconsin.
- 36% of new HIV cases reported were among young people ages 15-29.
- 59% of new HIV cases reported were members of racial/ethnic minorities.
- 85% of new HIV cases reported were among gay men.
- HIV infections have been reported in all 72 counties in Wisconsin, with highest concentration in Milwaukee County.
- Six out of 10 teenagers who are HIV positive don't even know they have the disease.
- Unprotected Sex - having sex without a condom, including oral, anal and vaginal
- Needle Sharing - the use of contaminated needles associated with IV drug use, steroid injection, tattoos and blood rituals
- Mother-to-Child - through pregnancy, childbirth or breastfeeding