HIV in the United States by geographic distribution
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HIV in the United States by geographic distribution
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    In the United States, the burden of HIV and AIDS is not evenly distributed across states and regions. In most areas of the country, HIV is concentrated in urban areas, so states reporting more diagnoses or higher rates of persons living with diagnosed HIV infection or AIDS usually contain major metropolitan areas. But in the South, larger percentages of diagnoses are in smaller metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. Understanding the places and populations that are most affected by HIV and AIDS allows the federal government to allocate its resources to the geographic areas where they are needed most, while still supporting a basic level of HIV education and prevention for everyone across the country. Fast Facts: • The rates of HIV and AIDS diagnoses are higher in the South. • African Americans have the highest percentage of HIV diagnoses in the South, Northeast, and Midwest, and Hispanics/ Latinos have the highest percentage in the West. • The South generally is behind other regions in some key HIV prevention and care indicators. cdc-hiv-geographic-distribution.pdf
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