New U.S. "HIV/AIDS Atlas" Shows Graphic Representation of HIV Rates by County
June 22, 2009
"If we think of the AIDS pandemic as a global wildfire, the way that you fight wildfires is to identify the hot spots," says Michael Weinstein, President of the AIDS Healthcare Foundation. The U.S. now has an exciting way to quickly identify those HIV hot spots: a brand-new online " HIV/AIDS Atlas" created by the National Minority Quality Forum.
The atlas promises to provide HIV advocates and policymakers with a powerful new tool in their efforts to fight HIV/AIDS in the areas of the U.S. that are most in need of services. It shows a vivid, graphic representation of HIV or AIDS rates by county in all 50 states, Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The Atlas reports information for more than 90 percent of U.S. counties.View Full Article
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