Figures updated as of September 21, 2020.
In its first phase, the federal Ending the HIV Epidemic: A Plan for America (EHE) focuses on eight priority counties in California: Alameda, Orange, Los Angeles, Riverside, Sacramento, San Bernardino, San Diego, and San Francisco. COVID-19 has added to the burden of addressing the HIV epidemic, including the diversion of staff, services, and resources.1
The above map details HIV prevalence for the eight priority counties. The relative size of the COVID-19 outbreak for each county is represented by the blue circular markers. To view and compare HIV and COVID-19 case rates per 100,000 population for each county, hover over the markers.
In the United States, the rate of people living with HIV (PLWH) is 373 per 100,000 population. In California, the rate is slightly higher at 396 per 100,000. The rate of COVID-19 cases in California is 1,968 per 100,000, compared to 2,051 per 100,000 for the US.2 Both HIV and COVID-19 have a disproportionate impact on racial and ethnic minority populations.3 For each EHE priority county, we note the racial/ethnic composition of each county, the racial/ethnic composition of people living with HIV, and the racial/ethnic composition of people whose deaths resulted from COVID-19.4,5 To view and compare race/ethnicity data, click on the blue markers on the map above.6 It should be noted that COVID-19 deaths are being used in the above comparison because current data on the race/ethnicity of people diagnosed with COVID-19 remain incomplete.
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