Community Health Assessment: About HIV Data

HIV Infection


State Level Indicators

Data Source: NYSDOH Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics
AIDS Mortality
Data Source: NYSDOH Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology
AIDS Case Rate
HIV Case Rate

AIDS Mortality (Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics)
Information on deaths is extracted from death certificates. Each death receives an ICD-10 code indicating the primary cause of death. The code for AIDS is ICD-10 (B20-B24). The mortality rates are per 100,000 population. Both crude and adjusted rates are presented.

For more information, contact Bureau of Biometrics and Health Statistics at (518) 474-3189.

AIDS Case Rate (Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology)
Information on AIDS cases comes from the NYS AIDS Case Surveillance Registry. AIDS case rates are presented as rates per 100,000 population. Data are based on year of diagnosis and exclude prison inmates.
HIV Case Rate (Bureau of HIV/AIDS Epidemiology)
Information on HIV cases comes from the NYS AIDS Case Surveillance Registry. HIV case rate includes all newly diagnosed HIV, regardless of concurrent or subsequent AIDS diagnosis. HIV case rates are presented as rates per 100,000 population. Data are based on year of diagnosis and exclude prison inmates.

Note: The Analysis file used to produce the reports AIDS Case Rate and HIV Case Rate combines surveillance data from the New York State and New York City HIV/AIDS surveillance registries. In 2006 and 2007 both New York State and New York City began using eHARS, an updated version of the HARS (HIV/AIDS Registry System) database that is used by all U.S. HIV surveillance registries. Through 2009, NYS HIV/AIDS analysis files were based on the format and data content of the older system. Before the transition to complete use of the newer system in early 2010, NYS reviewed and enhanced several auxiliary data sources that are used in preparation of the analysis files. In addition, starting in 2008 and continuing through 2010, the NYS and NYC registries underwent substantial data cleaning and updating. As a result of both activities, tabulations of historical data may differ from those in earlier reports.

For more information, contact Julia Maslak at (518) 474-4284.