Today, AIDSVu released 2017 ZIP Code-level data and interactive maps for nearly 40 cities across the United States, including Las Vegas. HIV disproportionately impacts gay and bisexual men generally, and specifically in Las Vegas. In Las Vegas, 77% of all new HIV diagnoses between 2013 and 2017 were attributed to male-to-male sexual contact.
The Nevada Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan 2017-2021 is Las Vegas’ contribution to a series of state-, city-, and jurisdiction-wide Ending the Epidemic/Getting to Zero plans. The Nevada Division of Public Behavioral Health is partnering with the Nevada Ryan White Program and the Southern Nevada Health District HIV Prevention Community Planning Group on the plan. The plan is a comprehensive effort to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Las Vegas and across the entire state of Nevada.
Another set of important factors that determine HIV risk are social determinants of health such as poverty, health insurance status, high school education, income inequality, and median household income. In Las Vegas, when you compare these maps you can see that there are strong correlations between these social determinants of health and HIV prevalence and new diagnoses.
Although each community has unique challenges to tackle through education, testing, and treatment, new HIV infections can be eliminated throughout the United States. If you are at risk for HIV, find testing services in Las Vegas today and know your status.
If you are living in the Las Vegas Metro Area:
- EDUCATE FAMILY AND FRIENDS: View our local statistics to see how HIV impacts your community.
- LEARN MORE: Check out the Nevada Division of Public and Behavioral Health’s resources to learn more about their plan to end HIV in the state.
- GET TESTED: Visit AIDSVu.org/testing to find a testing site near you.
- FIND PrEP PROVIDERS: Use AIDSVu’s PrEP locator to find a PrEP provider near you.