What is your community’s HIV profile?

Some states, cities, and neighborhoods have higher rates of infection. Within those areas, public health planners zoom in to zip code-level maps to show where the epidemic is hitting hardest. This is where prevention and outreach efforts should be focused.

To get up to speed on the state of the epidemic in your community, make sure you are familiar with the following reports and information sources:

Integrated HIV Prevention and Ryan White HIV Program Plans: Every state was required to prepare a 5-year plan for HIV prevention and services. These reports have detailed information about who is most impacted by HIV by demographic group and location.

More data sources:

These web sites have statistics about HIV and related conditions.

  • CDC: HIV by Group: Summaries of trends in HIV by different groups (gender, sexual identity, drug use, ethnicity/race, age, economics)
  • CDC: Statistics Overview: The latest HIV surveillance reports
  • U.S. Census: American Fact Finder: Demographic data by city and state (income, age, housing status)
  • Kaiser Foundation State Health Facts: Insurance, HIV, Women's Health, and other data listed by state 
  • AIDSVu: Use their interactive mapping tool to create a map of the epidemic in your area. The map below is an example of the HIV prevalence by zip code in Alameda County, California.
Map of HIV prevalence in Alameda County
Map showing the HIV rates in Alameda County by zip code. Created on the AIDSVu website.