Yesterday, National HIV Testing Day, marked the third annual update to AIDSVu, an interactive online tool that maps the HIV epidemic across the United States.
A project of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, AIDSVu displays HIV prevalence data at the national, state and local levels and by different demographics, including age, race and sex.
This year, we are excited to have expanded the maps to show the latest HIV prevalence data for 20 U.S. cities by zip code or census tract. For the first time, AIDSVu will provide ZIP code level maps for seven additional U.S. cities – Fort Lauderdale, Memphis, Orlando, Palm Beach, San Diego, Tampa and Virginia Beach. Most HIV cases in the United States are diagnosed in large metropolitan areas, like these cities newly mapped on AIDSVu. The maps of HIV prevalence data can now be viewed alongside maps of social determinants of health like poverty, lack of health insurance, and educational attainment to better visualize the correlation of prevalence and social factors affecting health in our communities.
As an individual, you can use these maps to see the HIV epidemic in your state, or your city, and take control of your status by using AIDSVu’s testing center locator to find a testing center.
Visit today to view the maps, download your own custom presentations, or locate a testing center to “Take the Test, Take Control”.Editor’s Note: We have blogged on other tools and encourage our readers to also see this post about CDC Atlas.