People Living with HIV

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People Living with HIV

What does this measure?

The number of people living with HIV, per 100,000 residents.

Why is this important?

HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, is a serious though preventable infection that has a disproportionate impact on ethnic and racial minorities. Although there is no cure, new treatments are helping people with HIV live longer. Still, these treatment regimens are complex, cause serious side effects, and become ineffective as HIV mutates.

How is the region performing?

In 2021, there were 103 people living with HIV per 100,000 residents in the Mid-Hudson Valley region, slightly higher than the state (excluding NYC) rate of 91. The rate increased by 2% in the region since 2002. Greene had the highest rate per 100,000 residents (157), followed by Columbia (152). Putnam and Orange counties had the lowest rates (72 and 90 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.

People Living with HIV
Columbia County971001049493989689100102109125140140143148146163156152
Dutchess County112117109110111103888983828482829097104102107101109
Greene County1061051057985871011228386101104110105116116135153152157
Orange County9193898883838279838283849389919291968890
Putnam County3943373334313140354643485052595953566972
Sullivan County180188186154144131134126129119112107115120135125114105102101
Ulster County107112116107103951039584858384849910010298104102108
NYS (excluding NYC)7881807877747575747577798288949493938991

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Figures are per 100,000 residents. HIV data excludes prisoners.

Total HIV Cases
Columbia County6163666059626156636468788786878987979694
Dutchess County321339320324327304261264248244249243243265283306300315300325
Greene County5151513942435060414249505350555564727376
Orange County321334324320303304303295310307311315347334345350348370352364
Putnam County3843373334313140354643485052585852556771
Sullivan County1341421421181111021049810092868287901019486798081
Ulster County193202211195188174189174153155150151151178179183174185186198
NYS (excluding NYC)8,5768,9738,9498,6368,5268,2368,3358,3518,2948,4568,6158,8329,2549,68710,23910,23610,16110,1909,95310,158

Source: New York State Department of Health
Notes: Figures exclude prisoners.