Is Your City an HIV Hot Spot?

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Is Your City an HIV Hot Spot?

25 U.S. cities with the highest rates of new HIV infections

We’re more than three decades into the AIDS epidemic, and though an HIV diagnosis is no longer seen as a death sentence, the disease is still taking a toll, particularly in the South and especially in communities of color. In its 2013 HIV Surveillance Report, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention released data from state and local health departments tracking the rate of new HIV infections across the country in 2011. These are the 25 cities and major metropolitan areas across the United States (and its territories) with the highest rates of new infections:

[Also read: Blacks Account for More Than Half of New HIV Diagnoses]

New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner, Louisiana
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Jackson, Mississippi
Washington, D.C. (includes Virginia, Maryland and West Virginia suburbs)
Baltimore–Towson, Maryland
Memphis, Tennessee (includes Mississippi and Arkansas suburbs)
Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, Georgia
New York City (includes New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania suburbs)
Jacksonville, Florida
Orlando, Florida
Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, Texas
San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo, Puerto Rico
Charlotte–Gastonia–Concord, North Carolina–South Carolina
Columbia, South Carolina
Birmingham–Hoover, Alabama
Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, Florida
Los Angeles
Greensboro–High Point, North Carolina
San Francisco
Charleston–North Charleston, South Carolina
Virginia Beach–Norfolk–Newport News, Virginia
Philadelphia (includes Pennsylvania, New Jersey, Delaware and Maryland suburbs)
Richmond, Virginia
[Also read: What the Updated National HIV/AIDS Strategy Means for Black America]

February 7 is National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day.

BHM Edit Staff