Rates of HIV Diagnosis by State in 2017

ElyaDatabase ID Number: M112

Creator: Tamana Bhatia ’21 Computational Biology & Psychology

This map was modeled after one found on Wikipedia highlighting the impact and spread of HIV/AIDs in the United States. With data taken from the CDC, this heat map depicts the rates of HIV Diagnosis per hundred thousand people by State in 2017. The cool blue color shows low diagnoses while the fiery yellow shows the highest rates of HIV Diagnoses. While state by state data is important to consider, I find trends such as regional infection rates to also be informative. By looking at our map, we can see that the highest rates of HIV diagnoses in 2017 were happening near DC (Maryland to be precise) as well as in the south, less rates of diagnoses in the Midwest. This is a consistent trend, that the mid-Atlantic region as well as the Southeast have been having higher rates of HIV diagnosis as compared to other regions of the country. Maps like these show us where more of our funding should go, which is extremely informative to public health officials in monetary allocation.

Cite This Work :

Tamana Bhatia, “Rates of HIV Diagnosis by State in 2017.” Scale: 1:70,000. In Elya J. Zhang, ed., Mapping History Series. <https://elyadatabase.com/2021/08/02/rates-of-hiv-diagnosis-by-state-in-2017/> (accessed May 27, 2022).

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