AIDSVu recently announced its annual launch of new, interactive online maps visualizing the impact of HIV in the U.S., and highlighting continued disparities – both geographically and among different groups, particularly among youth and African Americans. Using the most recent publicly available data, AIDSVu’s new maps illustrate changes in the HIV epidemic, including:
- Southern States Experiencing Greatest Burden of Infection and Deaths
- HIV Diagnoses Among Youth Rising
- African Americans Are Most Impacted
- Late HIV Diagnoses Show Continued Need for Testing
AIDSVu is continuing to expand its maps and resources to provide the most comprehensive understanding of HIV at the national, state, and local levels. This year, AIDSVu is adding six new cities – Austin, TX; Baltimore, MD; Hartford, CT; Las Vegas, NV; Nashville, TN; and Raleigh, NC – bringing the total to 40 U.S. cities mapped. Together these cities represent more than 60 percent of the U.S. HIV epidemic.
The new maps and resources can help people working in HIV to gain a deeper understanding of where prevention, testing, and care services are needed. For a look at how other organizations have used AIDSVu maps and data, or to share your own story, visit How Do You AIDSVu. AIDSVu’s maps, data sets, and other materials are available for use in the Resources section of the site.