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U.S. Deaths From AIDS to Double by 1995


February 1993

The number of deaths from AIDS in the United States will double by 1995, according to the federal Centers for Disease Control (AP, "CDC Predicts AIDS Epidemic Growth Will Slow Slightly: But U.S. Death Toll Projected to Double," Washington Post, 1/16/93, A10).

As of September 1992, there were 242,000 cases of AIDS in the U.S. and 160,000 deaths. The number of deaths is expected to double to between 330,000 to 385,000 by 1995, although the total number of people infected with HIV will remain stable at about 1 million, the CDC projected.