AIDSVu is an interactive online tool illustrating the prevalence of HIV in the United States. The site takes detailed data on persons living with an HIV infection diagnosis in the United States and makes that data easy to understand by presenting it as a map.
AIDSVu provides users with a visual way to understand HIV prevalence data – that is, the number of people who have been diagnosed and are living with HIV – in communities across the country. AIDSVu offers a new and unique way to understand HIV on both a national and local level. In addition to HIV prevalence data, AIDSVu provides other important information, such as population demographics, the location of HIV testing and HIV treatment sites, and the estimated proportion of HIV diagnoses that are made late in the course of HIV disease.
Key features of AIDSVu include:
Data by State, County, ZIP Code and Census Tract: AIDSVu provides data at a variety of levels to help show the impact of HIV across the nation and at the local level. For select cities, HIV prevalence data are available by ZIP code and census tract. The data are shown in aggregate, and no personally identifiable information is provided. Different color shadings on the map are used to indicate different levels of severity of HIV across states, counties, ZIP codes and census tracts. Use the legend to the left of the map to see which level of severity each color represents.
Data Filtering: The data on AIDSVu can also be filtered by race/ethnicity, sex and age groups at the state and local levels, and by transmission category at the state level. You can also select a social determinant of health, such as educational attainment or poverty, to view side-by-side maps that show the intersection of that social determinant with HIV prevalence.
Local Testing and Treatment Resources: The AIDSVu interactive map offers overlays of local resources such as HIV testing sites, HIV treatment sites, and research sites that are conducting NIH-funded HIV prevention, treatment and vaccine clinical trials. The overlays can help users identify a site near them and view important information such as the website address and contact information.
State Profiles: The state profile pages on AIDSVu include important details about HIV in each state, including estimated late HIV infection diagnoses, HIV prevalence rate ratios by race/ethnicity, federal HIV/AIDS grant funding, and transmission category data, among other key data points.
Downloadable Resources: The downloadable resources available on AIDSVu are designed to help share the valuable information available on the site in a more portable format. They include slide sets illustrating the impact of HIV in a variety of geographic and demographic categories, downloadable data sets, and other helpful information you can use to educate yourself and others about HIV in the United States.
To learn more about how the data on AIDSVu are collected and kept updated, select State/County or ZIP Code/Census Tract from the Data Methods tab at the top of the screen. The Frequently Asked Questions page in this section answers frequently asked questions about interpreting AIDSVu data.