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The following map (Figure_1) provides the annual rates of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) per 100,000 population, by state of residence from January through December 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."

Additional information abstracted from AIDS cases reported in the United States through 1995 is available from the AIDS Public Information Data Set, computer software designed for use with an MS-DOS-based microcomputer. The software can be downloaded from the World-Wide Web site software.htm. Copies are available from the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse by requesting inventory number D206.

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Metropolitan area * with the 50 highest AIDS annual rates per 100,000
population -- United States, January-December 1996
Metropolitan area  of residence         Rate
New York, N.Y.                         120.1
Miami, Fla.                             99.4
Jersey City, N.J.                       97.7
San Francisco, Calif.                   95.0
West Palm Beach, Fla.                   85.4
Fort Lauderdale, Fla.                   83.6
Newark, N.J.                            73.9
San Juan, Puerto Rico                   70.4
Baltimore, Md.                          61.6
Baton Rouge, La.                        58.5
New Orleans, La.                        58.2
Washington, D.C.                        47.3
Atlanta, Ga.                            46.4
Houston, Tex.                           45.3
Wilmington, Del.                        43.4
Los Angeles, Calif.                     40.7
New Haven, Conn.                        37.3
Orlando, Fla.                           37.2
San Diego, Calif.                       37.1
Jacksonville, Fla.                      36.5
Bergen-Passaic, N.J.                    36.1
Tampa-Saint Petersburg, Fla.            36.1
Hartford, Conn.                         34.1
Philadelphia, Pa.                       33.9
Springfield, Mass.                      33.5
Dallas, Tex.                            29.3
Las Vegas, Nev.                         28.9
Oakland, Calif.                         28.5
Norfolk, Va.                            28.2
Memphis, Tenn.                          27.3
Austin, Tex.                            26.9
Rochester, N.Y.                         26.5
Middlesex, N.J.                         26.1
Seattle, Wash.                          26.1
San Antonio, Tex.                       25.7
Richmond, Va.                           25.6
Nassau-Suffolk, N.Y.                    24.3
Nashville, Tenn.                        24.1
Chicago, Ill.                           23.8
Louisville, Ky.                         23.4
Birmingham, Ala.                        22.7
Monmouth-Ocean, N.J.                    22.7
Riverside-San Bernardino, Calif.        21.7
Denver, Colo.                           20.9
Sarasota, Fla.                          20.8
Albany-Schenectady, N.Y.                20.7
Tucson, Ariz.                           20.4
Boston, Mass.                           19.0
Saint Louis, Mo.                        18.8
Portland, Ore.                          18.5
Providence, R.I.                        18.5
* 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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