Emory University Researchers Premier New AIDSVu Web Site

It was 30 years ago when the federal government first published data on Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome (AIDS). Since that time the government has spent billions of dollars in AIDS research resulting in new drugs, treatments, and prevention programs.

Yet, more than 1 million Americans are living with the HIV virus. And a large, disproportionate percentage of new HIV cases involve African Americans.

Researchers at Emory University have launched a new Web site called AIDSVu that shows a map indicating the number of people living with HIV in each county of the United States. The map shows large numbers of AIDS cases throughout the heavily black counties of the South.

Emory researchers hope that the interactive map will serve as a public health education tool.