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In Georgia's Metropolitan Heart, HIV Beats On

A Snapshot of Cobb, DeKalb, Fulton, and Gwinnett Counties, Targets of the U.S. "Ending the HIV Epidemic" Plan

Participants in a 2011 Pride march in Atlanta walk with the Human Rights Campaign Equality Flag
Participants in the 2011 Atlanta Pride Parade. The metropolitan Atlanta area still has a long way to go in its fight against HIV, particularly in LGBTQ communities and among people of color.Marilyn Nieves via iStock
    Map of Georgia with counties pointed out
    The darkest areas of this map, provided by AIDSVu, represent counties in which more than 380 of every 100,000 people were living with HIV as of 2015. Cobb County's rate was 436, according to AIDSVu; DeKalb, 1,167; Fulton, 1,599; and Gwinnett, 331.Map: AIDSVu; Arrows: IconTrack via Noun Project and SANB via Noun Project
    Tim Webb and Nicole Roebuck
    Tim Webb and Nicole Roebuck stand outside AID Atlanta's Midtown Atlanta location.Courtesy of AID Atlanta
    Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy


    Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal.