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Testing HIV-Positive in New York City

2001 HIV/AIDS Surveillance Report

April 2003

HIV and AIDS in New York City: An Overview

  • As of March 31, 2002, 76,504 New Yorkers were diagnosed and known to be living with HIV or AIDS.

  • An estimated 25,000 additional people are living with HIV but have not yet been diagnosed.

  • 1.7% of blacks, 1.1% of Hispanics and 0.6% of whites are diagnosed and known to be living with HIV or AIDS.

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  • 14,200 New Yorkers have been diagnosed with HIV since HIV reporting began in New York State on June 1, 2000.

  • A cumulative total of 133,171 New Yorkers have been diagnosed with AIDS since AIDS case reporting began in 1985.

  • 4,905 AIDS cases were diagnosed in 2001.

  • The cumulative number of known deaths among reported AIDS cases is 80,524.

  • The number of deaths among reported AIDS cases declined by 16% between 2000 and 2001.

  • Over 26% of people diagnosed with HIV during 2001 received an AIDS diagnosis within 31 days.

  • Diagnoses of HIV concurrent with AIDS occurred significantly more frequently among males, blacks and Hispanics, and in older persons.

  • 35% of HIV diagnoses were among women.

  • More than 80% of all HIV diagnoses, AIDS diagnoses, and deaths occurred among blacks and Hispanics, although these groups make up only 52% of the population.


HIV Diagnosis per 100,000 in 2001
PLWHA as a Percent of Population in 2001
Age Adjusted Death Rate per 1,000 PLWHA in 2001


HIV Diagnoses During 2001

 Total With HIVWithout AIDSWith AIDS
Total6,779 (100%)4,978 (73.4%)1,801 (26.6%)
 
Male4,414 (65.1)3,173 (63.7)1,241 (68.9)
Female2,365 (34.9)1,805 (36.3)560 (31.1)
 
Black3,633 (53.6) 2,604 (52.3)1,029 (57.1)
Hispanic2,012 (29.7)1,509 (30.3)503 (27.9)
White1,015 (15.0)778 (15.6)237 (13.2)
Asian/Pacific Islander93 (1.4)64 (1.3)29 (1.6)
Native American9 (0.1)7 (0.1)2 (0.1)
Unknown17 (0.3)16 (0.3)1 (0.1)
 
Age 0-1264 (0.9)62 (1.2)2 (0.1)
13-19 132 (1.9) 116 (2.3)16 (0.9)
20-291,049 (15.5)874 (17.6)175 (9.7)
30-392,447 (36.1) 1,847 (37.1)600 (33.3)
40-491,991 (29.4) 1,389 (27.9)602 (33.4)
50-59816 (12.0)523 (10.5)293 (16.3)
60+280 (4.1)167 (3.4)113 (6.3)
Source: HSEP Quarterly Surveillance Report, Vol. 1, No. 1, January 2003. Maps reprinted with the permission of the NYCDOHMH.


Copies of the full report are available at: www.nyc.gov/html/doh/html/pub/pub.html. Or request a copy from hivreport@health.nyc.gov.



  
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This article was provided by Gay Men's Health Crisis. It is a part of the publication GMHC Treatment Issues. Visit GMHC's website to find out more about their activities, publications and services.
 
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