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 the region performing?
In 2014, there were 126 people per 100,000 residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley region living with AIDS, compared to 110 in the state (excluding NYC). The rate of people living with AIDS has increased by 7% across the region since 2002. Ulster had the highest rate in the region per 100,000 residents (131), followed by Orange (128) and Dutchess (121).
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.