Emory Launches New Tool to Visualize HIV Epidemic in the US

Content From: Vera Yakovchenko, MPH, Public Health Analyst, Office of HIV/AIDS and Infectious Disease Policy, U.S. Department of Health and Human ServicesPublished: June 01, 20111 min read


Screenshot of AIDSVu

Today, the Rollins School of Public HealthExit Disclaimer at Emory University launched AIDSVuExit Disclaimer, an interactive online map that, 30 years into the epidemic, provides a detailed view of the number of people living with an HIV diagnosis in the United States by state and county. AIDSVu is a project of Emory University that aims to make HIV prevalence data locally relevant and widely accessible. It allows users to visually explore the HIV epidemic on a national, state and local level alongside additional information such as HIV/STD testing center locations, NIH-funded HIV prevention and vaccine trials locations, and news coverage of HIV/AIDS. In addition to the HIV testing locator functionality, AIDSVu promotes HIV testing and awareness by providing guidance and talking points for individuals who want to get tested and a volunteer opportunity search option.

Additionally, AIDSVu provides information about where to find HIV testing center locations. For additional HIV resources, such as housing, substance abuse, family planning, mental health services, and health centers, visit the HIV.gov locator.