This year, multiple resources are available for National HIV Testing Day, including the CDC's #DoingItMyWay (#HaciendoloAMiManera) social media campaign and the HIV.gov Testing Sites & Care Services Locator. AIDSVu has just released additional resources that you can review to learn more about HIV in the U.S. and share with others to raise awareness.
For National HIV Testing Day, AIDSVu.org, an interactive online platform that visualizes HIV-related data across the U.S., launched a series of educational infographics that bring attention to the epidemic and the need for testing. Nearly 40,000 people are newly diagnosed with HIV each year in the United States. While new diagnoses have declined 18% since 2010, 1 in 7 people living with HIV are still unaware of their status. AIDSVu's infographics highlight the populations most impacted by the epidemic—including Black Americans, transgender women, and people living in the South—and direct individuals to services for prevention, testing, and care.
AIDSVu also released updated interactive maps showing state- and county-level HIV prevalence (2015) and new HIV diagnoses (year-over-year for 2008 to 2016), along with ZIP Code-level maps showing HIV prevalence (2016) and new diagnoses data (cumulative 2012 to 2016) for 40 U.S. cities, representing more than 60 percent of the U.S. HIV epidemic.
Visualizing HIV-related data helps people understand that where you live matters. On this National HIV Testing Day, learn more about the HIV epidemic where you live and share AIDSVu resources in your outreach.
Read more about National HIV Testing Day.