It’s been 36 years since HIV/AIDS first popped up in the US. The disease quickly spiraled into an epidemic, but medical advances have since made HIV controllable with medication — especially if diagnosed early.
An estimated 1.1 million Americans currently live with HIV in the US, however, and thousands still die from AIDS every year.
AIDSVu, a project run by Emory University’s Rollins School of Public Health in partnership with biotech company Gilead Sciences, has been mapping HIV by
In addition to providing a breakdown of HIV prevalence in the US, the project also maps out where testing centers are, as well as where people can get access to preventive treatments.