Fri June 28, 2013
Map: HIV Testing Centers and Cases Across Texas
A new interactive map illustrates cases of HIV and possible treatment and testing centers. The map was compiled by the non-profit AIDSVu, using city, county and federal data.
National HIV Testing Day was this week, providing a chance to increase awareness about testing and treatment efforts among at-risk populations and inspire who may be living with the disease to seek help in managing it.
The map uses Census data, as well as health data from Travis County. It calculates that about 438 people per 100,000 are living with HIV in the county.
Statewide, the data shows that African-American males in Texas are 3.7 times more likely to contract the virus than white males, and that African-American females are 12.5 times more likely to contract HIV than white females.
AIDSVu also provides a list of treatment centers which you can view on their site.