Top 10 Cities With Highest Rates Of HIV Ranked Center For Disease Control (CDC)

Top 10 Cities With Highest Rates Of HIV Ranked Center For Disease Control (CDC)

Top 10 Cities With Highest Rates Of HIV Ranked Center For Disease Control (CDC).

When AIDS became an issue back in the ‘80s and ‘90s, it was considered a death sentence.

But now, more and more people live relatively normal lives (with medication).

It’s still important, however, that people protect themselves from the disease with precautions while being intimate with anyone.

And the Center for Disease Control (CDC) advises that anyone that is sexually active gets tests at least twice a year.

According to the CDC, HIV is largely an urban disease, with most cases occurring in metropolitan areas with 500,000 or more people.

The South has the highest number of people living with HIV, but if population size is taken into account, the Northeast has the highest rate of people living with HIV. (Rates are the number of cases of disease per 100,000 people. Rates allow comparisons between groups of different sizes.)

In addition, it’s notable that African Americans have the highest percentage of HIV diagnoses in the South, Northeast and Midwest, and Hispanics/Latinos have the highest percentage in the West.

This report is based on 2014 statistics and is the latest available, according to the CDC. They are based on the highest rates per capita.

  1. Miami, Florida,
    2. New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner, Louisiana,
    3. Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
    4. Jackson, Mississippi,
    5. Washington, D.C.,
    6. Baltimore–Towson, Maryland,
    7. Memphis, Tennessee,
    8. Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, Georgia,
    9. New York City, New York,
    10. Jacksonville, Florida.

Other cities of note in the top 20 include Orlando, Houston, Dallas, Charlotte, Birmingham, Tampa and Los Angeles.

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