The National Quality Minority Forum today unveiled its National HIV/AIDS atlas, showing county-level prevalence data of the illness throughout the United States. The licensing agreement is pretty restrictive — you need to register and, technically, you’re barred from linking to the site — which would seem to defeat the purpose of providing more information.
It’s not exactly ready for prime time. The data loads slowly — if at all. And, at least in the case of Minnesota, it’s not something we couldn’t have gotten from the state.
The rate increased for white and African American women.
Nationwide, New York and California have the highest concentrations of HIV/AIDS, which isn’t new. However, parts of the South appear especially hard-hit by the virus, the Associated Press reported today. More than half the 48 counties with the highest rates of the AIDS-causing infection were in Georgia.