HIV & AIDS Data
- 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
- 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
- Males accounted for 73% of the new HIV cases from 2000 to 2010.
- 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