Emory University to Launch Interactive Online Map of Impact of HIV at State and County Level

30 years into the epidemic, map shows where HIV prevention and treatment are needed most, and connects users with local HIV testing sites

WASHINGTON--()--On Wednesday, June 1, the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University will launch AIDSVu (www.AIDSVu.org), an interactive online map that, 30 years into the epidemic, provides for the most detailed publicly available view of the impact of HIV across the United States by state and county. AIDSVu also provides state-level estimates of the proportion of late HIV diagnoses and zip code-level HIV prevalence data for New York City and Washington, DC – two U.S. cities hit hard by HIV/AIDS. The detailed data on AIDSVu pinpoint areas of the country where HIV prevalence rates are the highest, and where the needs for prevention, testing and treatment services are the most urgent.

AIDSVu data were obtained from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) national HIV surveillance database and were compiled by researchers at Emory University. AIDSVu will be updated on an ongoing basis in conjunction with CDC’s annual release of HIV surveillance data as well as with new data and additional information as they become available.

CDC estimates that more than one million people in the United States are living with HIV, and that 56,000 people are newly infected each year. An estimated one in five people with HIV in the United States do not know his/her status because they have not been tested and diagnosed.

 

What:

Media launch event of AIDSVu featuring demonstration of unique features, discussion of what AIDSVu shows visitors about local and national burden of HIV disease.
 

Who:

Patrick Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University

Jeffrey S. Crowley, MPH, Director, Office of National AIDS Policy, Senior Advisor on Disability Policy
Jennifer Kates, MA, MPA, Director, HIV Policy, The Kaiser Family Foundation
 

When:

Wednesday, June 1, 2011
10:00 - 11:00 AM
 

Where:

Barbara Jordan Conference Center
Kaiser Family Foundation
1330 G Street, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20005
 

Media RSVP and Questions: Kelley@aidsvu.org or via phone at 202-534-1718

 

About Rollins School of Public Health

The Rollins School of Public Health (RSPH) is part of Emory University in Atlanta Georgia. The school houses six academic departments, 20 multidisciplinary centers, including an NIH-supported Center for AIDS Research, and over 160 full-time doctoral-level faculty members.

Contacts

AIDSVu
Kelley McCormick, 202-534-1718
Kelley@aidsvu.org

Release Summary

On June 1, 2011, the Emory University will launch AIDSVu, an interactive online map that provides for the most detailed publicly available view of the impact of HIV across the US.

Contacts

AIDSVu
Kelley McCormick, 202-534-1718
Kelley@aidsvu.org