HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Statistics

The following tables provide annual data on new diagnoses of HIV (non-AIDS), concurrent HIV/AIDS and AIDS, as well as the number of persons living with HIV and AIDS and the number of deaths among persons with HIV and AIDS. The data are shown for New York City overall and by sex, race, age, borough, area-based poverty level, risk factor, and United Hospital Fund neighborhood.


HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Tables (PDF)

Previous Years:

2016 | 2015 | 2014 |2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 (PDFs)

Glance (Table 1.1) (PDF, 1 page)

Previous Years:

2016 | 2015 | 2014 |2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006 | 2005 | 2004 | 2003 | 2002 | 2001 (PDFs, 1 page each)

Trends in the HIV/AIDS Epidemic, Pre-1981 to 2017 (PDF)


These tables will answer the majority of the most frequently asked questions about HIV and AIDS in New York City. All percentages appearing in Tables 1.1 – 1.11.4 are column percentages except the total proportion of HIV diagnoses without AIDS and concurrent with AIDS diagnoses, which are row percentages of total HIV diagnoses. Because of rounding, percentages across categories may not sum to 100.0.

Categories containing any cells representing 1-5 person(s) with an underlying denominator of ≤500 persons or cells with a denominator ≤100, as per corresponding year intercensal population estimates, are collapsed into the Other/Unknown category. This collapsing of categories is not done in Table 1.1 (all of New York City), Table 1.2.1 (Males), and Table 1.2.2 (Females). Non-residential ZIP codes from the yearly intercensal estimates are excluded from borough-specific population totals but are included in the NYC overall population for the reported year.

For 2001–2010 tables, data are presented by sex at birth. For 2011–2017 tables, data are presented by gender. The male category includes transgender men and the female category includes transgender women in all tables where gender is displayed, except in Table 1.1, which displays a separate transgender category that includes both transgender men and transgender women. For more information on HIV surveillance among persons identified as transgender in NYC, please see the “HIV/AIDS among People Identified as Transgender in New York City,” slide set.

For 2008–2017 tables, residence is at diagnosis for HIV and AIDS diagnoses; for persons living with HIV/AIDS (PLWHA) and deaths, residence is based on most recent record available (most recent record is >5 years old for 27% of persons with HIV/AIDS in 2017) or residence at death, respectively. For earlier years, residence is at diagnosis for HIV and AIDS diagnoses, and for PLWHA and deaths residence is based on residence at AIDS diagnosis if surveillance status is AIDS or residence at HIV diagnosis if HIV-only. Tables for 2008–2017 include area-based poverty level, which is based on NYC ZIP code of residence at diagnosis or most recent record available. Poverty level is not available for persons missing ZIP code information or living outside NYC. Please contact the HIV Epidemiology and Field Services Program at if you are interested in additional analyses or have questions about the tables.

Suggested citation

Suggested citation: New York City HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Statistics. New York: New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, 2018. Accessed [access date] at New York City HIV/AIDS Annual Surveillance Statistics.

Abbreviations and Definitions


Acute HIV Infection: revised June 2017 (PDF)


Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome


Human immunodeficiency virus


HIV-1 is the retrovirus that is responsible for the majority of cases in the world AIDS pandemic.


HIV-2 is a closely related but distinct virus that is found primarily in West Africa and countries with large West African immigrant populations.

More in-depth information regarding HIV Type 2


Injection drug use or injecting drug user


Men who have sex with men


Persons with HIV or AIDS


Persons living with HIV or AIDS. For these tables, PLWHA refers to persons diagnosed and reported in New York City and presumed to be living with HIV/AIDS.

UHF neighborhood:

United Hospital Fund neighborhood



Age is calculated as age at diagnosis for HIV and AIDS diagnoses; age as of the end of the calendar year for PLWHA; and age at death for deaths.

AIDS diagnosis:

Persons are classified as having AIDS if they are HIV-infected and either have one or more AIDS-defining opportunistic illnesses (based on the 1993 CDC case definition) or a laboratory test indicating suppressed CD4+ cell counts (<200 cells/µL).

Clinical status:

Clinical status is determined as of the end of the calendar year or at date of death.

Concurrent HIV/AIDS:

An AIDS diagnosis within 31 days of an HIV diagnosis. Persons concurrently diagnosed with HIV and AIDS are included in the totals of both HIV diagnoses and AIDS diagnoses.

HIV diagnosis:

A diagnosis of HIV infection is generally based on a positive Western blot test in adults and a positive PCR (polymerase chain reaction) test in infants less than 18 months. Since June 1, 2000, laboratories and health care providers in New York State have been required to report HIV infection even in persons without AIDS.


Technical Notes on Race

Transmission risk:

HIV surveillance captures information about risk factors associated with HIV transmission.

The primary risk factors are men who have sex with men (MSM), injection drug use , history (IDU), MSM-IDU, heterosexual contactand perinatal transmission.

Men who have sex with men includes males with reported sexual contact with another male, and males with no definitive risk and with history of a rectal STI or proctitis.

The injection drug use category includes persons with a history of taking nonprescribed drugs by injection, intravenously, intramuscularly or subcutaneously, excluding men reporting a history of sex with men.

The men reporting a history of sex with men and injection drug use (MSM-IDU) category includes people meeting the definition of both the men who have sex with men and injection drug use categories as described.

The heterosexual category includes persons who had heterosexual sex with an HIV-infected person, an injection drug user, or a person who has received blood products; and for females only, women with a history of heterosexual prostitution, multiple sex partners of the opposite sex, sexually transmitted infection, crack/cocaine use, heterosexual sex with a bisexual male, or unspecified probable heterosexual transmission.

Transgender people with sexual contact includes people identified as transgender at any time by self-report, medical provider or chart review, or ongoing data collection with sexual contact reported and a negative history of injection drug use.

Perinatal transmission is a risk factor for infants who were infected during gestation, birth or postpartum through breastfeeding to an HIV-infected mother.

Other transmission risks include hemophilia, receipt of transfusions or transplants, and non-perinatal risk in pediatric cases (<13 years).

Persons with a risk that is unknown have no risk information reported by the provider or an expanded investigation has not been completed for them.

UHF neighborhood:

This corresponds to a geographic area within New York City that is an aggregate of between 1 and 9 ZIP codes but that is smaller than a borough. UHF neighborhoods reflect catchment areas for certain healthcare facilities. See the table and map of UHF neighborhoods and corresponding ZIP codes (PDF).