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HIV in Prisons, 2006

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Table 2. Inmates in custody of state and federal prison authorities and reported to be positive for the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) or to have confirmed AIDS by gender, 2006

Jurisdiction Male HIV cases   Female HIV cases


Number Percent of population Number Percent of population

  U.S. Total                  
  Estimateda,b 19,842         2,138      
  Reportedc 19,809   1.6 %   2,135   2.4 %
    Federal 1,425   0.9 %   105   0.9 %
    State 18,384   1.7     2,030   2.6  
Northeast 5,520   3.4 %   579   6.4 %
  Connecticut 372   2.1     51   3.7  
  Maine 11   0.6     2   1.4  
  Massachusetts 231   2.3     37   4.4  
  New Hampshire 16   0.6     0   0  
  New Jersey 534   2.4     78   7.2  
  New York 3,650   6.0     350   12.2  
  Pennsylvania 641   1.6     56   2.6  
  Rhode Island 53   1.5     5.0   2.2  
  Vermont 12   0.8     0   0  
Midwest 1,397   0.8 %   175   1.4 %
  Illinois /   /     /   /  
  Indiana /   /     /   /  
  Iowa 41   0.5     1.0   0.1  
  Kansas 59   0.7     2   0.3  
  Michigan 449   0.9     41   1.9  
  Minnesota 46   0.6     1   0.2  
  Missouri 202   0.7     99   3.8  
  Nebraska 17   0.4     0   0  
  North Dakota 3   0.3     0   0  
  Ohio 424   1.0     23   0.6  
  South Dakota 13   0.4     1   0.3  
  Wisconsin 143   0.7     7   0.5  
South 9,843   2.1 %   1,107   3.0 %
  Alabama 272   1.2     25   2.0  
  Arkansas 87   0.7     11   1.1  
  Delaware 91   1.4     17   3.1  
  Florida 3,041   3.8     371   7.6  
  Georgia 874   1.8     70   2.0  
  Kentucky 83   0.7     21   2.3  
  Louisiana 484   2.5     41   3.6  
  Maryland 566   2.6     46   4.3  
  Mississippi 233   2.4     46   2.9  
  North Carolina 629   1.8     59   2.2  
  Oklahoma 154   1.0     9   0.4  
  South Carolina 411   1.9     43   2.7  
  Tennessee 173   1.3     17   1.4  
  Texas 2,409   1.9     284   2.8  
  Virginia 323   1.2     45   2.0  
  West Virginia 13   0.3     2   0.5  
West 1,624   0.7 %   169   0.8 %
  Alaska /   /     /   /  
  Arizona 155   0.6     14   0.4  
  California 1,060   0.7     95   0.8  
  Colorado 152   1.0     13   0.6  
  Hawaii 12   0.4     3   0.7  
  Idaho 22   0.5     0   0  
  Montana 6   0.4     0   0  
  Nevada 101   0.9     25   2.2  
  New Mexico /   /     /   /  
  Oregon /   /     /   /  
  Utah 38   0.8     6   1.2  
  Washington 73   0.5     11   0.7  
  Wyoming 5   0.5     2   1.2  

/Not reported.
aIncludes estimates of the number of inmates with HIV/AIDS by gender for New Mexico.
bIn states that did not report HIV/AIDS cases by gender, estimates were made by applying to the total the percentages by gender from the most recent year for which data were available. For each year, estimates do not include data from states that did not report sufficient data on HIV/AIDS cases.
cPercentages exclude inmates in jurisdictions that did not report HIV/AIDS infection by gender.

Source: National Prisoner Statistics (NPS-1).
  See also Methodology.


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