The battle against the spread of HIV (the virus that causes AIDS) is still raging so it’s up to us to make sure we continue to get tested, stay vigilant about using condoms and spread knowledge about this heinous disease. In case you didn’t know, today is National HIV Testing Day and in case you’re of the mindset that it can’t happen to you, think again!
That’s where AIDSvu comes into play. AIDSVu is the largest collection of interactive city maps showing the HIV epidemic that has ever been made public. The site provides national, state and local map views that allow users to visually explore the HIV epidemic alongside critical resources such as HIV testing center locations, HIV treatment center locations and NIH-Funded HIV Prevention & Vaccine Trials Sites. The map also lets users filter HIV prevalence data by race/ethnicity, sex and age, and see how HIV prevalence is related to various social determinants of health, such as educational attainment and poverty.
AIDSvu covers some of the most populous cities in the United States and the results are staggering. We have got to do better. There is no excuse in 2013.