• Purpose: To identify HIV cases of public health importance to better understand the impact on at-risk populations.
  • Key Information: New HIV and AIDS cases in Rhode Island; changes in the disease transmission among people at high risk for HIV infection.
  • Collection Period:1990 to present

Rhode Island Numbers 2000 to 2010

AIDS Data/Full Screen HIV

  • Among men, Men Seeking Sex with Men (MSM) is the leading mode of exposure (52% of cases) followed by ‘No Risk Specified’ (24%) and Intravenous Drug Use (11%);
  • Among Women, ‘No Risk Specified’ is the leading mode of exposure (42%) of cases), followed ‘Heterosexual Contact’ (38%) and Intravenous Drug Use (16%);
  • The majority of the cases (84%) were from Providence County.
  • In 2011, there were nearly 6 times the number of new HIV cases for men compared to women - a decade ago they were 3 times as likely.

Overall New Case Trends

  • From the years 2000 to 2010 1,548 HIV cases were diagnosed
  • By Risk Group

    Note: MSM Men Who Have Sex with Men, IDU Intravenous Drug User, UNK Unknown or Unspecified Risk Group, Hetero Heterosexual

    By Gender

    • Males accounted for 73% of the new HIV cases from 2000 to 2010.

    By Age

    • Adults in their thirties had the most new cases (35% of all cases) from 2000 to 2010.

    By Race & Ethnicity

    • Among men, nearly half of the new cases were Whites (48%), the rest were fairly evenly split between African Americans (24%) and Hispanics (25%);
    • Among Women, more African Americans contracted HIV (41%), followed by Hispanics (31%) and Whites (26%)

    Source: HIV/AIDS Surveillance Program