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 Ulster County performing?
In 2014, there were 131 people per 100,000 residents in Ulster living with AIDS, the highest in the region (Dutchess at 121 and Orange at 128) and substantially higher than the rate of 110 for the state (excluding NYC). Ulster and Dutchess were the only counties to show a decrease since 2002 (4% and 2% 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.