Virginia: Newport News Has Highest HIV/AIDS Rate in Region
September 19, 2013
The Emory University AIDSVu study reported that the 23607 ZIP code in Newport News, Va., had the highest concentration of HIV/AIDS diagnoses in the region. AIDSVu ranked the Virginia Beach-Norfolk-Newport News metropolitan statistical area (MSA) 20th among 103 U.S. metropolitan areas. Emory University Professor of Epidemiology Patrick Sullivan explained that the AIDSVu study aimed to identify areas with greatest need for early HIV diagnosis and treatment interventions. HIV incidence in the city of Newport News was 538 per 100,000 people, and more than 500 of Newport News HIV cases occurred in ZIP code 23607. This could be due to the fact that the Newport News City Jail was located there.
Daily Press (Newport News)
09.19.2013; Prue Salasky
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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