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AIDS cases (total number) among adolescents ages 13-19, by sex and exposure category*, 1981-2002 (horizontal stacked bar chart): Males: All exposure categories, 2,747; Risk not reported/identified, 462; Receipt of blood/blood components, 870; Injecting drug use, 159; Heterosexual contact, 130; Men having sex with men, 1,126. Females: All exposure categories, 2,072; Risk not reported/identified, 648; Receipt of blood/blood components 117, injecting drug use 259; Heterosexual contact, 1,048. Total: All exposure categories, 4,819; Risk not reported/identified, 1,110; Receipt of blood/blood components, 987; Injecting drug use, 418; Heterosexual contact, 1,178; Men having sex with men, 1,126.

*Receipt of blood/blood components includes receipt of clotting factor for hemophilia coagulation disorder or receipt of blood transfusions, blood components, or tissue. Heterosexual contact includes sex with: an injecting drug user; a person with hemophilia; a transfusion recipient infected with HIV; an HIV-infected person, risk not specific; a bisexual male (females only). The category of “men having sex with men” also includes men who have sex with men and inject drugs.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (2002). HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report 2001, Vol. 13, No. 2. Atlanta, GA: U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.