Florida leads nation in HIV cases

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In 2014, 6,132 people newly reported with HIV infection in Florida, 15 were among children younger than 13 years of age. Of the adult cases (those older than 13 years of age):

* 80% were males
* 41% were black, 31% white, 26% Hispanic and 2% multi-races

Florida leads the nation in HIV cases.

The five leading counties in Florida reporting the highest number of HIV cases in 2014 were:
1. Miami-Dade (N=1,411)
2. Broward (N=993)
3. Orange (N=503)
4. Hillsborough (N=443)
5. Palm Beach (N=398)

When the HIV cases are analyzed according to rate per 100,000 residents, Escambia is ranked #13 in the state with 25.1 per 100K in 2014.

Miami-Dade and Broward counties were Nos. 1 and 2 in the United States in new HIV infections in 2014 per 100,000 residents:

1. Broward: 55.3
2. Miami-Dade: 54.0
3. Orange: 40.8
4. Duval: 39.7
5. Osceola: 36.7

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