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 2013, there were 133 people per 100,000 residents in Ulster living with AIDS, the highest in the region (Dutchess at 124 and Orange at 130) and substantially higher than the rate of 115 for the state (excluding NYC). The rate increased by 12% since 2000, the lowest increase of the three counties 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.