Check out this map that shows the prevalence of HIV by county among individuals aged 35 to 44 years in 2013. From the map, we can see the prevalence is relatively low in counties within the southern states along the Gulf Coast and southern states, such as Georgia, South and North Carolina indicated by the yellow/yellowish shade. In addition, we can see eastern and western states have counties where the HIV rate is also low. In contrast in states such as Texas, Louisiana, Georgia, Alabama, Florida, North and South Carolina we can see some counties have a higher rate of HIV indicated by the orange/darker shades. This week is national HIV testing week, get tested!
Check out the map here.
By Julia Watson