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									                                         National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention


                                         VERMONT – 2008 Profile
HIV/AIDS Epidemic
HIV/AIDS has claimed the lives of over 550,000 Americans. Today, about 1.1 million Americans are living with HIV, the
virus that causes AIDS, and one fifth of those infected are unaware of their infection.


           Reported AIDS Cases Among Adults and
                                                                                      Reported AIDS Cases by Race/Ethnicity,
           Adolescents by Transmission Category,
                                                                                        Cumulative through 2007, Vermont
             Cumulative through 2007, Vermont
                                                                                                        N = 474
                             N = 468


                                        MSM (56.4%)
                                                                                                          White, not Hispanic (86.1%)
                                        IDU (16.7%)                                                       Black, not Hispanic (8.4%)
                                        MSM/IDU (6.4%)
                                                                                                          Hispanic (4.4%)
                                        Hemophilia (2.8%)
                                                                                                          Asian (0.2%)
                                        Heterosexual Sex (8.8%)
                                                                                                          American Indian/Alaska Native (0.2%)
                                        Blood Transfusion (1.9%)                                          Unknown/Other (0.4%)
                                        Unknown/Other (7.1%)




Vermont reported 474 AIDS cases to CDC, cumulatively from the beginning of the epidemic through December 2007.
Vermont ranked 46th highest among the 50 states in cumulative reported AIDS cases.


Tuberculosis (TB)
                                                                       Although the overall rate of TB in the U.S. has declined
         TB Cases by Race/Ethnicity, 2007, Vermont                     substantially since 1992, the rate of decrease among
                              N=3                                      foreign-born persons has been much smaller than that for
                                                                       U.S.-born persons.
                                                                       In 2007, Vermont reported:
                                  White (33.3%)
                                  Black/African American               •	 The 49th highest rate of TB among states in the U.S.
                                  (66.7%)
                                                                          (0.5 per 100,000 persons).
                                                                       •	 66.7% of TB cases occurred in foreign-born persons.



Hepatitis A, B, and C Virus (HAV, HBV, HCV)

In the U.S., incidence of acute HAV and HBV in 2006 was                In Vermont, between 1997 and 2006:
the lowest ever recorded due to the availability of safe                •	 Reported rates of acute hepatitis A decreased by 48%.
and effective vaccines. But there is no vaccine for HCV,
                                                                        •	 Reported rates of acute hepatitis B decreased by 68%.
and chronic HBV and HCV account for more than 50%
of new cases of chronic liver disease, a leading cause of              Vermont began reporting cases of chronic Hepatitis C
death. Approximately 4.5 million people are estimated to               infection to the CDC in 2003.
be living with HBV and HCV infection, and of that number,
approximately 50% are unaware of their status.



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Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)


                     P & S Syphilis Cases, 1998-2007, Vermont                                             Chlamydia and Gonorrhea Cases, 1998-2007,
                                                                                                                            Vermont
              10                                                                                       1,200

              8                                                                                        1,000
                                                                                                        800
      Cases




              6                                                                                                                                                Chlamydia




                                                                                               Cases
                                                                                                        600
              4
                                                                                                                                                               Gonorrhea
                                                                                                        400
              2
                                                                                                        200
              0
                   1998   1999   2000   2001 2002   2003   2004   2005 2006   2007                        0
                                                                                                               1998   2000   2002       2004    2006
                                                Year
                                                                                                                               Year




Syphilis – Primary and secondary (P&S) syphilis (the stages                              In 2007, Vermont:
when syphilis is most infectious) remains a problem in the                               •	 Ranked 49th among 50 states in chlamydial infections
southern U.S. and some urban areas.                                                         (169.4 per 100,000 persons) and ranked 49th among
 •	 Vermont ranked 29th among 50 states, with 1.6 cases                                     50 states in gonorrheal infections (10.3 per 100,000
    of P&S syphilis per 100,000 persons.                                                    persons).
 •	 There were no cases of congenital syphilis reported                                  •	 Reported rates of chlamydia among women (256.2
    from 1998 to 2007.                                                                      cases per 100,000) that were 3.2 times greater than
Chlamydia and Gonorrhea – Chlamydial and gonorrheal                                         those among men (79.8 cases per 100,000).
infections in women are usually asymptomatic and often
go undiagnosed. Untreated, these infections can lead
to pelvic inflammatory disease, which can cause tubal
infertility, ectopic pregnancy, and chronic pelvic pain.

Program Initiatives Supported by CDC
HIV/AIDS – CDC utilizes a comprehensive approach                                         TB – In Vermont, CDC funds the health department for TB
to HIV prevention that includes surveillance, research,                                  prevention and control activities, including surveillance,
interventions, capacity building, and evaluation. In                                     case management, and directly observed therapy. These
Vermont, CDC supports the state health department to                                     funds also support the identification and evaluation of
conduct and support HIV prevention programs. Programs                                    persons exposed to TB, as well as laboratory services,
are designed to meet the cultural needs, expectations, and                               medical consultation for complex TB cases, and training for
values of the populations they serve, and CDC involves                                   state and local TB control staff.
affected communities in the HIV prevention community                                     Viral Hepatitis – In Vermont, CDC supports an adult viral
planning process to ensure that funding goes to those who                                hepatitis prevention coordinator to provide management,
need it most. Surveillance efforts are also supported.                                   networking, and technical expertise for successful
STDs – In Vermont, CDC funds the state health department                                 integration of viral hepatitis prevention activities into
through the Comprehensive STD Prevention System                                          existing public health programs.
(CSPS) grant program. CSPS supports a community-
wide, science-based, interdisciplinary approach to STD                                    CDC funding to Vermont, 2008
prevention that includes behavioral interventions, medical                                HIV/AIDS                           $1,569,858
and laboratory services, disease surveillance, outbreak                                   STDs                               $179,732
response, professional development, and STD awareness
and education campaigns.                                                                  TB                                 $136,520
                                                                                          Viral Hepatitis                    $85,500
                                                                                         For More Information
                                                                                         Vermont: http://healthvermont.gov/
                                                                                         CDC:www.cdc.gov/nchhstp



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