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World AIDS Day 2012: The Local and the Global (Infographic)

November 15, 2012

The CDC estimates that just fewer than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS -- and 44 percent of those cases live in only 12 U.S. cities. And Africa has many countries with a higher prevalence and prevalence rate than the U.S. Want to learn more? Check out TheBody.com's very own infographic, and make sure to share it on Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter and elsewhere!



Wolrd AIDS Day 2012: The Local and the Global (click to enlarge)

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Comment by: MiSse (xyEWkjjUdtB) Tue., Jan. 8, 2013 at 9:02 pm EST
That's a clever answer to a tricky qeusoitn
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Comment by: Dr.Hasan Mahmud (Dhaka ,Bangladesh) Tue., Jan. 8, 2013 at 1:21 am EST
The prevalence HIV in Bamgladesh is low but vulnerability for HIV infection is high.
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Comment by: Chris Ward (Sydney, Australia) Thu., Nov. 29, 2012 at 12:20 am EST
The infographic conveys information well but why is the US comparing its HIV epidemic with those in Africa? A more meaningful comparison is with other wealthy western countries.
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Comment by: Jamesh (New Delhi, India) Sun., Nov. 18, 2012 at 8:26 am EST
Your infographic uses the phrase "prevalence rate" but pevalence is NOT a rate. Prevalence is a proportion at a point in time. The use of the phrase "prevalence rate" is the most commone error in epidemiology. Many organizations and otherwise smart people--including UNAIDS--misuse "prevalence rate"--a term which doesn't really mean anything--but just because it's a common mistake doesn't mean it's any less wrong. In your chart, you could use "Population Affected" on the left side and then use "Prevalence" on the right.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Prevalence
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