Emergence of New Pathogens as a Function of Changes in Host Susceptibility
Figure 1. Cases among persons aged > 13 years, adjusted for delays in reporting, by quarter year, United States, 1988-June 1996. (Points represent quarterly prevalence; the line represents "smoothed" prevalence. Estimates are not adjusted for incomplete reporting of diagnosed AIDS cases or AIDS deaths. From the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Update: Trends in AIDS incidence, deaths, and prevalence—United States, 1996. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep 1997;46:165-73).