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Georgia and south among hardest hit by HIV/AIDS, new map shows

interactive map of AIDS cases in US

A new, interactive map was rolled out this week by the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University that shows in detail like never before where the most cases of AIDS are located in the U.S. Not surprisingly, the South, including Georgia, is one of the areas hardest hit.

The map, released June 1, is part of the Emory University's recognition of the 30th anniversary of AIDS on June 5. Click here to see the AIDSVu map and scroll over different states, and counties, to see the profile of HIV/AIDS in each jurisdiction.

AIDSVu is an important new public health tool that makes data on the geography of HIV in the United States available to anyone with an Internet connection,” said Dr. James Curran, Dean of the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, in a statement.

“AIDSVu shows us that every area of the country is affected by HIV, and we hope that AIDSVu helps individuals better understand HIV in their communities and take charge of their health," he added.