Next week, AIDSVu will recognize its annual launch of interactive online maps, which illustrate the impact of HIV across the country, and reveal that two-thirds of all new HIV diagnoses occur in just three percent of U.S. counties.
By: Dr. Michael Mugavero, Professor, Division of Infectious Diseases at University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Medicine and AIDSVu Advisory Committee Member Editor’s Note: Today we welcome AIDSVu Advisory Committee member and guest blogger Dr. Michael Mugavero to share his perspective as a physician and researcher on HIV testing efforts in the United States. […]
For many years, the HIV surveillance system has been “the conscience of the epidemic” and data on case counts and rates have been the most objective measures of our challenges and our successes in responding to the epidemic. However, not all population disparities have been treated equally (or quantified) by the data, particularly the 58% of people living with HIV who are gay, bisexual, or other men who have sex with men (MSM).
Each year on March 10, AIDSVu recognizes National Women and Girls HIV/AIDS Awareness Day (NWGHAAD), a day to educate friends and family about the impact of HIV on women and girls in the United States. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), women account for nearly 25 percent of all people living […]
Each February, AIDSVu recognizes the disparate impact of HIV on African Americans on National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day. In the United States, African Americans continue to bear the greatest burden of the HIV epidemic, accounting for 44% of all new HIV diagnoses. AIDSVu visualizes the latest HIV data across the U.S., raising awareness of the […]
Each year on December 1, we recognize World AIDS Day as an opportunity to evaluate the HIV/AIDS epidemic worldwide and commit to action for the year ahead. Across the globe, there are approximately 37 million people living with HIV/AIDS – and more than 1.2 million of those are in the U.S. This year’s World AIDS […]
By: Dr. Jennifer Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation and AIDSVu Advisory Committee Member Editor’s Note: Today we welcome AIDSVu Advisory Committee member and guest blogger Jennifer Kates, Vice President and Director of Global Health & HIV Policy at the Kaiser Family Foundation, to share […]
Today, AIDSVu recognizes National Latino AIDS Awareness Day (NLAAD). On this day of awareness and education, we are reminded that more than 10,000 Hispanics and Latinos are newly diagnosed with HIV each year. While we continue to make progress in the fight against HIV, the CDC reports that less than half of the U.S. Hispanic/Latino […]
Author: Patrick Sullivan, PhD, Professor of Epidemiology at Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health, and AIDSVu Principal Scientist. Today, AIDSVu launched a new resource highlighting key statistics about the HIV epidemic among men who have sex with men (MSM). In 2012, gay, bisexual, and other MSM represented less than 2 percent of the U.S. […]
The AIDSVu website provides a wealth of data and resources that can help you learn and educate others about HIV in the United States. Our ready-made materials include a number of helpful downloadable resources such as national, state or local map views in Microsoft PowerPoint and PDF, as well as complete data sets that comprise […]