Info map from AIDSVu (www.aidsvu.org). Emory University, Rollins School of Public Health.

Today is World AIDS Day and a time to become educated and aware of the prevalence of the disease. The non-profit AIDSVu posted these interesting snapshots of  HIV/AIDS in major US cities; here are five:

New York

 Prevalence

  • Number of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 108,648
  • 72 percent of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015 were men, and 28 percent were women.
  • 44 percent of people living with diagnosed HIV in 2015 were black, 34 percent Hispanic/Latino, and 18 percent were white.

New Diagnoses

  • Number of new HIV diagnoses in 2015: 2,328
  • 79 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV between 2011 and 2015 were men, and 21 percent were women.
  • 42 percent of people newly diagnosed with HIV between 2011 and 2015 were black, 34 percent Hispanic/Latino, and 16 percent were white.

Mortality

  • Number of deaths of people with diagnosed HIV in 2015: 1,327
  • Number of deaths of people with diagnosed HIV in New York State in 2014: 1,950
Mo Barnes

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Maurice “Mo” Barnes is a graduate of Morehouse College and Political Scientist based in Atlanta. Mo is also a Blues musician.