HIV/AIDS in Rhode Island

  • Over 3,000 persons in Rhode Island are infected with HIV/AIDS.
  • 91% of HIV/AIDS cases are between the ages of 30-50+ years of age.
  • 73% of persons living with HIV/AIDS are male.
  • 21% of persons living with HIV/AIDS identify as heterosexual.

HIV/AIDS Nationwide:

  • More than one million people are living with HIV in the U.S.
  • More than half a million people have died after developing AIDS.
  • Every 9.5 minutes someone in the U.S. is diagnosed with HIV.
  • Approximately 50,000 people are newly infected with HIV each year in the U.S.
  • 21% of people living with HIV are undiagnosed

Statistics in this section are provided by the Center for Disease Control,, and The Rhode Island Department of Health,