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Study Finds Detroit is One of Nation’s Hot Spots for HIV

Experts say that Detroit is one of 40 cities in the nation most affected by cases of HIV.

The vast majority of new cases of HIV diagnosed in the city involve men.

And one out of every three people who have HIV find out only a few months before developing AIDS.

So officials are launching a new interactive online map to help people find where HIV is occurring and where treatment is offered.

The lead researcher for the project, Emory University Professor Patrick Sullivan, tells WDET’s Quinn Klinefelter the information is especially important to African Americans.

 

There are several useful tools to examine where HIV is being reported in a given area.

For the overall HIVvu map click here:

For a profile of where HIV cases are in Detroit click here:

For a list of locations where testing for HIV is available click here:

Image credit: mcbeestrategic.com

About the Author

Quinn Klinefelter

Senior News Editor

I grab news in the morning, check the papers and the wires, call sources and take a big gulp of coffee. That’s how I start the day.

qklinefelter@wdet.org  

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