Specifically, the NCHHSTP Atlas includes data on
HIV: Diagnoses from 2007 to 2010, persons living with HIV from 2007 to 2009, and deaths from 2007 to 2009;
AIDS: Diagnoses from 2000 to 2010, persons living with AIDS from 2000 to 2009, and deaths from 2000 to 2009;
STDs: Gonorrhea, chlamydia, and primary and secondary syphilis data from 2000 to 2010;
TB: Diagnoses from 2000 to 2010;
Hepatitis: Acute viral hepatitis A, acute viral hepatitis B, and acute viral hepatitis C from 2000 to 2009.
Additionally, the NCHHSTP Atlas allows for more emphasis on mapping, display, and analyses, because it is built on GIS software. With this state-of-the-art tool, users have the ability to show data trends over time; create interactive maps, tables, pie charts, and bar graphs; and download and export the data and all graphics. Two-way data stratifications of HIV and AIDS data and three-way stratifications of STD and TB data for most areas can be undertaken with this robust tool.
CDC staff are always working to improve the NCHHSTP Atlas. A dashboard and additional graphics as well as more data will be added in the future, including county-level HIV and STD data, census socioeconomic data, and HIV and STD testing data.
The Atlas offers new opportunities to public health professionals to access the information necessary to plan in more efficient and impactful ways and to better tailor resources and interventions to meet the needs of those in the areas hardest hit.
I invite you to take a look and utilize this new and expanding tool.A note from HIV.gov: We have blogged on other tools and encourage our readers to also see this post about AIDSVu.