Hatch told board members that 63 percent of all AIDS/HIV cases in Utah are within the white, non-Hispanic population.
Among minorities in the state 65 percent of Hispanics with the disease have brought it in from outside the United States.
Among those living in Utah of African descent with the disease, 61 percent are from Africa and 64 percent of the 61 percent are refugees.
Hatch said it was difficult to break out statistics specifically for Davis County, but he did determine that between 1998 and 2003, 42 Davis County residents contracted HIV or AIDS.
Within that group, 87.5 are male and 12.5 female. He told board members that 86 percent of the men with either disease contracted it through sex with other men or contaminated needle during drug use. Thirty-three percent of women contracted it during heterosexual sex and 36 percent through drug use.
Utah and Davis County mirror the national trend of numbers steadily declining since 1993. That year, Utah reported 14.4 cases per 100,000 population to the 2003 number of 3.4 cases in Davis County, with a slight increase in 2003-2004.
To illustrate the drop, Hatch pointed out that in 2004, there were 30 deaths attributed to HIV or AIDS, down from 137 in 1995.
Hatch attributes the decline to education, and the fact that many people remember the 1980s, and the AIDS scare of that decade.
He worries that the younger generations have a more carefree attitude about the disease, because it's something they've always lived with.