AIDSVu Launches “Deeper Look” into HIV in the South

Despite significant advances in diagnosis, care and prevention, HIV/AIDS continues to be a public health crisis in the United States. The situation is most acute in the Southern U.S., which experiences the greatest burden of new HIV infection, illness, and deaths of any U.S. region.

To help policy makers, public health officials, advocates, and community leaders better understand the epidemic across the South, AIDSVu recently launched its first Deeper Look page, “HIV in the South”. This new section features resources to better understand the southern HIV epidemic, including city and state profiles and interactive maps down to the ZIP code-level for 22 cities and at the county-level for 16 states. The AIDSVu team will be exploring new data sets, analyses, and resources to add to the page in 2018.

Check out the new “Deeper Look” page, along with tools and resources beyond the HIV map that provide users with a deeper understanding of the HIV epidemic, its socioeconomic-driving factors, and services available at the community level.

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers serves as a Communications Specialist at NACCHO. Her work includes promoting local health departments' best practices, as well as partner tools and resources, in infectious disease and preparedness through NACCHO's communications channels, storytelling, and outreach to various audiences.

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