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Tennessee HIV/AIDS State Facts Table of Contents Tennessee…………………………………2 West Tennessee………………….…….3 Southwest Tennessee………………..4 Middle Tennessee……………………..5 East/Northeast Tennessee…………6 Southeast Tennessee…………………7 Greater Nashville……………………….8 Greater Memphis………………………9


HIV/AIDS in Tennessee   

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21,500 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (through 2009) 825 new HIV cases reported in 2009; 1,000 new HIV and AIDS cases Almost 15,700 people living with HIV/AIDS who were diagnosed in the state; including those tested elsewhere, as many as 18,000 Tennesseans are living with HIV/AIDS o These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (21,600) Although HIV/AIDS is predominantly urban, cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported in every county in Tennessee Reported annual new HIV infections have increased 30% over past 5 years though this is probably due as much to expanded HIV testing as it is to any increase in risky behaviors African Americans are 17% of the state population but 64% of new HIV cases; Hispanics are 4% of new infections 28% of new HIV infections are women; African American women are 77% of new infections among women Men who have Sex with men (MSM) are 42% of new HIV infections 22% of new HIV infections under age 25 and 23% are over age 44 (6% are 55+)

The Tennessee HIV/AIDS Safety Net       

Today, early detection, treatment and care can help people with HIV/AIDS live longer, more independent lives and save the community thousands of dollars for each individual brought into care. Since 1994, the Tennessee Department of Health has worked with community providers and consumers to build a care/services safety net. Tennessee provides $7.2 million in state funds for HIV/AIDS. These funds leverage almost $19 million in Ryan White Part B funds for HIV/AIDS (and are augmented by an additional $11 million in Part A funds for services in Memphis and Nashville). In 2009, 7,000 low-income individuals with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through the state safety net. Support included medical and dental care, treatment adherence, food and nutrition, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, housing and utility assistance, transportation, case management, and legal aid. Almost 2,700 individuals also received life-saving medications. More than 1,600 received assistance to prevent loss of private health insurance (reducing the use of state services).


HIV/AIDS in West Tennessee         

Almost 960 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (through 2009) 40 new HIV cases in 2009; 45 new HIV and AIDS cases Almost 675 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in West TN o These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (800) Cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported in every county Reported annual new HIV infections have increased 23% over past 5 years New HIV Infections: 54% African American, 5% Hispanic 27% of new HIV infections are women; African American women are 65% of new infections among women Men who have sex with men (MSM) are 39% of new HIV infections 26% of new HIV cases are under age 25 and 29% are over age 44 (5% are 55+)

The HIV/AIDS Safety Net in West Tennessee      

In 2009, almost 340 low-income people with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through the state safety net. Services included medical and dental care, food and nutrition, transportation, case management, and other supportive services. 89 individuals also received life-saving medications and help following their treatment regimens. And 91 individuals received assistance to prevent loss of private health insurance and help with medical/prescription copays (reducing the use of state services). Services recipients were 55% African American, 4% Hispanic, 34% Women. As a result, people with HIV/AIDS were able to live healthier lives with their families in their home communities.


HIV/AIDS in Southwest Tennessee         

Almost 9,000 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (through 2009) 370 new HIV cases in 2009; 400 new HIV and AIDS cases About 6,400 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in SW TN o These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (7,700) Reported annual new HIV infections have increased 39% over the past 5 years though this is probably due as much to expanded HIV testing as it is to any increase in risky behaviors Shelby County alone has almost 40% of state cases New HIV Infections: 89% African American, 2% Hispanics 34% of new HIV infections are women; African American women are 91% of new infections among women Men who have sex with men (MSM) are 31% of new HIV infections 28% of new HIV cases are under age 25 and 20% are over age 44 (6% 55+)

The HIV/AIDS Safety Net in Southwest Tennessee      

In 2009, more than 1,750 low-income people with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through the state safety net. Services included referral to needed care/treatment, medical and dental care, adherence support, food and nutrition, mental health counseling, housing, rent/utility aid, transportation, case management and other supportive services. 990 individuals also received life-saving medications and help following their treatment regimens and 235 were referred to clinical trials. And 480 individuals received assistance to prevent loss of private health insurance and help with medical/prescription copays (reducing the use of state services). Service recipients were 85% African American, 2% Hispanic, 32% Women. As a result, people with HIV/AIDS were able to live healthier lives with their families in their home communities.


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Almost 7,500 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (through 2009) 290 new HIV cases in 2009; 400 HIV and AIDS cases About 5,600 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in Middle TN o These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (6,700) Mainly urban: 70% in Davidson county; but cases in every county Reported annual new HIV infections have increased 34% over past 5 years though this is probably due as much to expanded HIV testing as it is to any increase in risky behaviors Davidson County alone has 25% of state cases New HIV Infections: 46% African American, 7% Hispanic 22% of new HIV infections are women; African American women are 66% of new infections among women Men who have sex with men (MSM) are 52% of new HIV infections 17% of new HIV cases are under age 25 and 25% are over age 44 (6% are 55+)

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In 2009, 3,300 low-income people with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through the state safety net. Services included outreach and linkage to needed care, medical and dental care, food and nutrition, mental health counseling, housing, rent/utility aid, substance abuse treatment, transportation, and case management. Almost 980 individuals also received life-saving medications and help following their treatment regimens. And 730 individuals received assistance to prevent loss of private health insurance and help with medical/prescription co-pays (reducing the use of state services). Service recipients were 44% African American, 5% Hispanic, 27% Women. As a result, people with HIV/AIDS were able to live healthier lives with their families in their home communities.


HIV/AIDS in East/Northeast Tennessee        

Almost 2,500 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (through 2009) 70 new HIV cases in 2009; 95 new HIV and AIDS cases Over 1,820 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in East & NE TN o These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (2,200) Cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported in every county New HIV/AIDS Infections: 20% African American, 6% Hispanics 23% of new HIV infections are women; African American women are 37% of new infections among women Men who have sex with men (MSM) are 54% of new HIV infections 12% of new HIV cases are under age 25 and 24% are over age 44 (7% are 55+)

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In 2009, more than 850 low-income people with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through the state safety net. Services included outreach and linkage to needed care, medical and dental care, adherence support, food and nutrition, counseling, rent/utility assistance, transportation, and case management. Almost 390 individuals also received life-saving medications. And 230 individuals received assistance to prevent loss of private health insurance and help with medical/prescription co-pays (reducing the use of state services). Service recipients were 20% African American, 4% Hispanic, 22% Women. As a result, people with HIV/AIDS were able to live healthier lives with their families in their home communities.


HIV/AIDS in Southeast Tennessee 

More than 1,650 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (through 2009) 60 new HIV cases in 2009; 70 new HIV and AIDS cases Almost 1,200 people currently living with HIV/AIDS in SE TN o These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (1,400) Cases of HIV/AIDS have been reported in every county Reported annual new HIV infections have increased 27% over past 5 years though this is probably due as much to expanded HIV testing as it is to any increase in risky behaviors New HIV Infections: 51% African American, 2% Hispanics 30% of new HIV infections are women; African American women are 60% of new infections among women Men who have sex with men (MSM) are 35% of new HIV infections 26% of new HIV cases are under age 25 and 23% are over age 44 (7% are 55+)

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The HIV/AIDS Safety Net in Southeast Tennessee      

In 2009, almost 340 low-income people with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through the state safety net. Services included medical and dental care, food and nutrition, transportation, case management, rent and utility assistance, and other supportive services. 224 individuals also received life-saving medications and help following their treatment regimens. And 113 individuals received assistance to prevent loss of private health insurance and help with medical/prescription copays (reducing the use of state services). Services recipients were 45% African American, 3% Hispanic, 28% Women. As a result, people with HIV/AIDS were able to live healthier lives with their families in their home communities.


HIV/AIDS in Greater Nashville         

Almost 7,000 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (through 2009) Almost 4,900 living with HIV/AIDS in Greater Nashville o These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (5,900) 320 new HIV cases in 2009; 400 new HIV and AIDS cases. Greater Nashville has 31% of state cases New HIV Infections: 50% African American, 7% Hispanic Women are 20% of new HIV cases; 75% of women are African American Men who have sex with men (MSM) are 48% of new HIV infections 14% of new HIV infections under age 25 and 34% over age 44 (6% 55+) 22% of those living with HIV/AIDS were diagnosed concurrently with AIDS and HIV infection and 7% were diagnosed with AIDS within 1 year of their HIV diagnosis—showing a need for earlier diagnosis and linkage to care.

The HIV/AIDS Safety Net in Greater Nashville      

The state safety net is augmented by $4.6 million in RW Part A funds to the Greater Nashville MSA (“TGA”) for HIV/AIDS care and services. In 2009, more than 3,000 low-income people with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through these funds. Of these, 780 did not receive state-funded services. Services included linkage to care/treatment, primary medical and dental care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, transportation, food, rent and utility payments, case management, and other supportive services. Almost 600 individuals also received life-saving HIV medications and help following their treatment regimens and more than 600 received assistance with health insurance and medical/prescription co-pays. Recipients were 45% African American, 4% Hispanic, 27% women. As a result, people with HIV/AIDS were able to live healthier lives with their families in their home communities.


HIV/AIDS in Greater Memphis MSA         

Almost 8,300 HIV/AIDS cases reported since 1982 (thru 2008) More than 5,900 living with HIV/AIDS in Memphis These are reported cases; actual number may be 20% higher (7,100) 390 new HIV cases annually; 430-460 new HIV and AIDS annually. Shelby County has 40% of people with HIV/AIDS statewide New HIV Infections: 90% African American, 2% Hispanic Women are 33% of new HIV cases; 93% of women are African American Men who have Sex with men (MSM) are 31% of new HIV infections 27% of new HIV infections under age 25 and 19% over age 44 (5% 55+)

The HIV/AIDS Safety Net in Greater Memphis MSA    

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The state safety net is augmented by $6 million in RW Part A funds to the Greater Memphis MSA (“TGA”) for HIV/AIDS care and services. In 2009, more than 2,800 low-income people with HIV/AIDS received medical care and services through these funds. Of these, 1,200 did not receive state-funded services. Services included primary medical and dental care, mental health counseling, substance abuse treatment, transportation, food and nutrition therapy, housing, utility payments, and medical/psychosocial case management. 990 individuals also received life-saving medications and help following their treatment regimens, and 380 received assistance with health insurance and medical/prescription co-pays and more than 470 received assistance with health insurance and medical/prescription co-pays. Service recipients were 80+% African American, 2% Hispanic, 40% Women. As a result, people with HIV/AIDS were able to live healthier lives with their families in their home communities.


HIV/AIDS in Tennessee