The map shown in Figure 1 provides the annual rates of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) per 100,000 population, by state of residence from January through December 1996. 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, PO 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 (http://www.cdc.gov), 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 http://www.cdc.gov/nchstp/hiv-aids/software.htm. Copies are available from the CDC National AIDS Clearinghouse by requesting inventory number D206.