New HIV Epidemiology Resources Available

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the Kaiser Family Foundation recently announced the availability of new resources for people seeking information about the epidemic in the United States. New fact sheets and slides summarize trends in the epidemic and its disparate impact on specific populations.

The CDC has updated its Basic Statistics web page to reflect information from the 2009 HIV Surveillance Report: Diagnoses of HIV infection and AIDS in the United States and Dependent Areas, according to the agency's e-Hap email newsletter.

The Kaiser Family Foundation (KFF) has updated several of its resources, incorporating the CDC's new surveillance data and information from other sources, the organization announced last week.

These include a fact sheet on the U.S. epidemic that provides the latest national statistics, trends, and data on the impact of HIV across the country, as well as separate fact sheets examining the epidemic's impact on African-Americans, Latinos and women. These fact sheets can be found at http://www.kff.org/hivaids/factsheets.cfm.

In addition, updated state-level data on new AIDS diagnoses, the number of people living with AIDS, deaths due to AIDS, and other topics, are now available on www.statehealthfacts.org. The new data has also been incorporated into an HIV/AIDS slide set available through Kaiser Fast Facts at http://facts.kff.org.

3/15/11

Sources

Kaiser Family Foundation. Email announcement. March 10, 2011.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. E-Hap Update. March 10, 2011.