Putting AIDS on the Map
About 79 percent of AIDS cases diagnosed in 1999 were in metropolitan areas with populations of 500,000 or more. New York City, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Miami, Washington, D.C., Chicago, Houston, Philadelphia, Newark, N.J., and Atlanta account for almost half of the total reported AIDS cases. AIDS also appears to be growing rapidly in rural areas -- especially in the South. But all of these figures are based on efforts to count AIDS cases rather than HIV infections, and may not be the best indicators of the groups or communities in which the disease is spreading.
Find statistics and resources about HIV and AIDS in your area.
The National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors provides links to state and regional health resources.
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