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The following map (Figure_1) provides information about the reported number of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) cases per 100,000 population, by state of residence from July 1995 through June 1996. The accompanying table (Table_1) lists the metropolitan areas with the 50 highest annual rates of AIDS per 100,000 population.

More detailed information about AIDS cases is provided in the HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report, single copies of which are available from the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 6003, Rockville, MD 20849-6003; telephone (800) 458-5231 or (301) 217-0023. Internet users can view an electronic copy of the report by accessing CDC's World Wide Web home page (, then selecting "Publications & Products."


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Metropolitan areas * with the 50 highest AIDS annual rates per
100,000  population -- United States, July 1995-June 1996
Metropolitan area of residence       Rate
New York, N.Y.                      132.0
Miami, Fla.                         117.3
Jersey City, N.J.                   115.2
San Francisco, Calif.               109.8
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.                86.7
West Palm Beach, Fla.                86.4
Newark, N.J.                         79.1
San Juan, Puerto Rico                67.0
Baltimore, Md.                       61.5
New Orleans, La.                     55.8
New Haven, Conn.                     53.2
Atlanta, Ga.                         51.6
Wilmington, Del.                     50.2
Hartford, Conn.                      46.2
Washington, D.C.                     45.8
San Diego, Calif.                    43.4
Los Angeles, Calif.                  42.9
Orlando, Fla.                        42.6
Jacksonville, Fla.                   39.6
Baton Rouge, La.                     39.2
Bergen-Passaic, N.J.                 37.5
Houston, Tex.                        35.9
Norfolk, Va.                         35.3
Tampa-Saint Petersburg, Fla.         34.6
Philadelphia, Pa.                    34.3
Dallas, Tex.                         34.1
Las Vegas, Nev.                      33.0
Middlesex, N.J.                      30.8
Oakland, Calif.                      30.4
Richmond, Va.                        30.1
Rochester, N.Y.                      29.8
Austin, Tex.                         29.6
Springfield, Mass.                   28.5
Memphis, Tenn.                       28.3
Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.                 27.4
Nashville, Tenn.                     26.9
San Antonio, Tex.                    25.6
Charleston, S.C.                     25.3
Seattle, Wash.                       24.7
Denver, Colo.                        24.4
Albany-Schenectady, N.Y.             24.4
Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.                 24.1
Birmingham, Ala.                     24.0
Chicago, Ill.                        23.4
Sarasota, Fla.                       23.4
Indianapolis, Ind.                   22.8
Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.     22.5
Bakersfield, Calif.                  22.2
Mobile, Ala.                         21.1
Kansas City, Mo.                     20.7
Portland, Ore.                       20.7
* Includes only metropolitan areas with a population >= 500,000.
  Metropolitan areas are named for a central city or county, may
  include several cities and counties, and may cross state boundaries.

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