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 2014, there were 121 people per 100,000 residents in Dutchess living with AIDS, above the state (excluding NYC) rate, but below both Ulster (131) and Orange (128). Since 2002, the rate of people living with AIDS has decreased 2% since 2002 in Dutchess, similar to Ulster's decrease of 4%. In contrast, the state (excluding NYC) and Orange had similar increases in their rate since 2002 (25% and 23% respectively).
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.