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1 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS…

2 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 73 would be men 27 would be women

3 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 15 would be under 30 years of age 74 would be between 30 and 50 years old 11 would be over 50

4 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 62 would be people of color.

5 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 49 would be injecting drug users. In 2002, Needle exchange programs were cut by 21%.

6 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… Infection among Latinos, women and injecting drug users is nearly twice the national rates.

7 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 30 people would not know they were HIV positive.

8 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 7 people would be resistant to all HIV drug therapies. 14 would be resistant to one or more HIV medications.

9 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 55 would rely on Medicaid for health insurance.

10 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… In 2002, the following medical benefits were eliminated for the very poor: Eye care, Home health care, Medical transportation, Psychological services ( non-state funded )

11 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 42 would not be receiving regular HIV care.

12 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… Since 1995, the number of people living with AIDS in CT has grown by over 5,500.

13 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. During the same time period, no new state dollars have been added to the state’s prevention or care budgets. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS…

14 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… The estimated lifetime cost of care and treatment for one HIV+ person: $195,000. The average cost to prevent one HIV infection: $22,000.

15 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… $18/day per person provides AIDS housing and support It costs up to $1,500/day for Hospitalization.

16 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… 30 would be homeless at some point during their illness. Over 1,200 men, women and children received housing and support in 2002.

17 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… AIDS is not a death sentence… unless you are homeless. Housing is health care.

18 The Connecticut AIDS Residence Coalition, Inc. If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… More state funding is needed.  Prevention education  Clean needles  Care, and  Housing.

19 If only 100 people in CT had HIV/AIDS… For more information contact: Shawn Lang, Assistant Director CT AIDS Residence Coalition


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