HIV & AIDS Data

Rhode Island Numbers 2000 to 2010

  • 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%)

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