People living with AIDS
What does this measure?
The number of people living with AIDS, per 100,000 residents.
Why is this important?
AIDS is the final stage of HIV infection. Although there is no cure, new treatments are helping people with HIV and AIDS live longer.
How is Dutchess County performing?
In 2013, there were 124 people per 100,000 residents in Dutchess living with AIDS, compared to 115 in the state (excluding NYC), 133 in Ulster, and 130 in Orange. The rate of people living with AIDS has increased by 13% since 2000 in Dutchess, similar to Ulster's rate of increase but below Orange's increase (33%).
Notes about the data
Figures do not include prisoners, as counts with prisoners increased rates dramatically for counties with correctional facilities. Data for this indicator are expected to be released in the fourth quarter, with a two-year delay.