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HIV/AIDS - The Local and the Global

THE LOCAL AND THE GLOBAL HIV/AIDS AFFECTS US ALL The CDC estimates that just fewer than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/IAIDS. An overwhelming 44 percent of those cases live in 12 cities in all different geographic areas across the nation. These 12 cities are home to 430,000 people living with HIV/AIDS. While HIV is not a solely urban problem, there is definitely an urban crisis to be addressed. Here's a breakdown of how many people are living with HIV in each city: 140 12TH 12 KNOW FACTS YOU DIDN'T Philadelphia 75* 79% of people living with HIV in New York state While Black Americans account for Drexel's School of Public San Francisco 36% of Chicago's population, they Health indicates that account for heterosexual contact live in New York City In 2007, HIV/AIDS was the fourth leading cause of death for men 55% 79* is the biggest mode of transmission behind Chicago New York Philadelphia's HIV/AIDS epidemic. aged 25-54 years old in San Francisco. 75% of all HIV/AIDS of recently diagnosed HIV infections. cases were among gay men. Baltimore In 2009, about 71% of new HIV infections in Baltimore occurred in nine Los Angeles of the city's zip codes that were home to Among persons living with HIV in LA County, less than 1% are people under 20 years old, and nearly 75% are over the only 42% of city residents. D.C. Houston The HIV infection rate for age of 40. heterosexual African- In Houston, 1 person is infected with HIV every 7 hours. American women in DC's most economically disadvantaged neighborhoods nearly doubled in the last two Miami Though Miami is known for its heavy Latino population, the neighborhoods most affected by HIV/AIDS in Miami are predominantly African-American and years, from 6.3 percent to 12.1 percent. Dallas San Juan, PR In San Juan, Atlanta Dallas is home to Cicely Bolden, who was killed by her sexual partner in September 2012 after revealing her HIV-positive As of 2007, Atlanta among men, injection drug use is the highest mode of transmission. Haitian. In represented 64% of all HIV/AIDS infections in San Juan, Georgia. among women, heterosexual 42 status to him. contact is the 64% highest mode of transmission. 67% 12CITIES PROJECT To address the high rates of infection in these 12 cities, the CDC collaborated with the National Institute of Health, SAMHSA, HRSA and other agencies to start the Enhanced Comprehensive HIV Prevention Planning and Implementation for Metropolitan Statistical Areas Most Affected by HIV/AIDS (EHCPP), a 3-year demonstration project funded by CDC's Division of HIV/AIDS Prevention (DHAP). REDUCE new GOALS REDUCE HIV HIV related infections ACHIEVE AMORE COORDINATED by linking PEOPLE tO NATIONAL HEALTH DISPARITIES RESPONSE IMPROVED CARE TREATMENTS HEALTH OUTCOMES While these 12 cities may constitute a majority of the epidemic in the United States, other countries are experiencing the HIV/AIDS epidemic at harrowing rates. Countries far less populous than the United States have figures that far exceed those of the U.S. -- especially in sub-Saharan Africa. South Africa 5.7M 26.10 Swaziland Nigeria India 2.6M 23.90 Botswana 2.4M 23.20 Lesotho Mozambique Tanzania 1.5M 18.10 South Africa 1.4M 15.30 Zimbabwe Zimbabwe 1.3M 15.30 Namibia Kenya 1.2M 15.20 Zambia United States 1.2M 12.50 Mozambique Congo Ethiopia 1.1M 11.90 Malawi 980K 6.70 Kenya FA PREVALENCE PREVALENCE RATE (the amount of people infected with HIV per every 100,000 residents) THE BODY.COM SOURCE: The Complete HIV/AIDS Resource poor-black-women/2012/06/20/gJQAXIqKrV_story.html ts/Community-Health-Prevention/REPRESENT/HIV-AIDS-in-Philly/939/) Design by: C.Robles 140,988 NewY 48,915 Miami 46,266 Los Angeles ,532 Washington, D.C. 27,581 Chicago 25,942 Philadelphia 23,374 San Francisco 23,277 Atlanta 21,170 Houston 19,151 Dallas П 18,346 Baltimore 12,505 San Juan 8 of these 10 countries that have the highest prevalence are in Africa. In terms of prevalence rate, the to countries in Africa. top 10 highest prevalence rates all belong

HIV/AIDS - The Local and the Global

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The CDC estimates that just fewer than 1.2 million people in the U.S. are living with HIV/AIDS -- and 44 percent of those cases live in only 12 U.S. cities. And Africa has many countries with a higher...






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