A data map suggests that new cases of HIV infections are more prevalent in the South.
Wired PR News – Press Release Distribution – A new data map suggests that new cases of HIV infections are more commonly found in the South. As reported by the Associated Press (AP), the Internet data map put together by the National Minority Quality Forum is the first of its type to examine infection rates per county in the United States.
As noted in the report, the data used for the map was reportedly checked against information released by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). However, CDC data of this type is stated to be reported per state as opposed to county. A spokeswoman for the CDC is quoted by the AP as stating the agency was cautious about the map, due to not having yet viewed the information from the research organization, “But we have long been part of the effort to identify geographic differences in the HIV epidemic, and we do see the need for efforts like these to facilitate better understanding of these differences.”
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