The AIDS Crisis Is Far From Over In Black America

Brian Resnick | National Journal | June 27, 2013

The one map to show how disproportionately HIV affects black America.

Here's the one map to show how disproportionately AIDS affects black America. The darker the red, the high the percentage of the population living with an HIV diagnosis.

The map was created by AIDSvu, an epidemiological research center that compiles city-by-city maps of AIDS rates. While they are releasing these new 2010 maps on Thursday, National HIV Testing Day, this story is tragically not new. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, around 44 percent of all new HIV infections are in the African-American community. And keep in mind, black Americans make up only 14 percent of the population. But yet their infection rates are eight times higher than the rates for white people.