Today, AIDSVu released 2017 ZIP Code-level data and interactive maps for nearly 40 cities across the United States, including Orlando. HIV disproportionately impacts people of color in the South generally and Orlando specifically. In 2017, 38% of people living with HIV in Orlando were Black and 28% were Hispanic/Latinx. Furthermore, the rate of Black women in Orlando living with diagnosed HIV is 15 times that of white women.
The Orlando area has developed several solutions by working with local partners. They have developed a plan to eliminate HIV, the 2017-2021 Integrated HIV Prevention and Care Plan. The Area 7 HIV & AIDS Program is a partnership with the Florida Health Department and the Orange County Health Department to provide patient care, prevention efforts, and surveillance. Orange County is also partnering with the Ryan White Program on these health promotion efforts to eliminate HIV/AIDS in Orlando and across the entire state of Florida.
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 Orlando, 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 Orlando today and know your status.
If you are living in the Orlando Metro Area:
- EDUCATE FAMILY AND FRIENDS: View our local statistics to see how HIV impacts your community.
- LEARN MORE: Check out the Florida Department of 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.
*Orlando is defined here as Lake County, Orange County, Osceola County, and Seminole County