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 Orange County performing?
In 2014, there were 128 people per 100,000 residents in Orange living with AIDS, compared to 110 in the state (excluding NYC), 121 in Dutchess, and 131 in Ulster. The rate of people living with AIDS has increased by 23% since 2002, the highest rate of increase in the region.
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.