March 26, 2015

March 26, 2015
The 25 U.S. Cities With the Highest Rates
of HIV Infection

Welcome to another day in my life. Today is Thursday and I hope you are having a beary safe and great week so far. Dab the AIDS Bear and I are resting up for my birthday this coming Saturday.

In its 2013 HIV Surveillance Report, the Centers for Disease Control released a collection of data from state and local health departments that tracked the rate of new HIV infections across the country in 2011. Listed below are the U.S. cities and major metropolitan areas with the highest rates of new infections per capita.

1. Miami

2. New Orleans–Metairie–Kenner, La.

3. Baton Rouge, La.

4. Jackson, Miss.

5. Washington, D.C. (includes Va., Md., and W.Va. suburbs)

6. Baltimore–Towson, Md.

7. Memphis, Tenn. (includes Miss. and Ark. suburbs)

8. Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, Ga.

9. New York City (includes N.Y., N.J., and Pa. suburbs)

10. Jacksonville, Fla.

11. Orlando, Fla.

12. Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, Texas

13. San Juan–Caguas–Guaynabo, Puerto Rico

14. Charlotte–Gastonia–Concord, N.C.–S.C.

15. Columbia, S.C.

16. Dallas

17. Birmingham–Hoover, Ala.

18. Tampa–St. Petersburg–Clearwater, Fla.

19. Los Angeles

20. Greensboro–High Point, N.C.

21. San Francisco

22. Charleston–North Charleston, S.C.

23. Virginia Beach–Norfolk–Newport News, Va.–N.C.

24. Philadelphia (includes Pa., N.J., Del., and Md. suburbs)

25. Richmond, Va.

Just more evidence that we need more HIV/AIDS awareness, education, prevention and testing in our country.

Hope everyone has a beary great Thursday!

Until we meet again; here's wishing you health, hope, happiness and just enough.

big bear hug

Daddy Dab