The U.S. HIV/AIDS Index is a project of the National Minority Quality Forum. The data were collected and analyzed by National Minority Quality Forum staff in partnership with the Department of Epidemiology & Biostatistics at the School of Public Health & Health Services at George Washington University in Washington, DC.
The U.S. HIV/AIDS Index is an important step in stemming the tide of the disease and enabling communities to understand the reality of the disease today. It allows users to focus on available HIV/AIDS statistics at the national, state, U.S. congressional disctrict and county levels, further segmented by age, gender and race/ethnicity. Mapping the disease reveals visible health-disparity zones around the country so we can improve surveillance, prevention initiatives, early diagnosis, and routine testing efforts in the hardest-hit communities.