I was reminded of a great resource for the US today when one of the collaborators gave a lecture in my HIV in Public Health class – have I mentioned how much I love studying at Emory?

The resource is AIDSVu, an interactive US map that lets you investigate the spread of HIV by state or county.  Why is this a great resource?  Because you might be surprised at just how much of the US is affected by HIV, or by what parts are affected.

For those who want to be involved in working with the most vulnerable populations, you don’t need to work overseas. You can work with large numbers of HIV+ women right here in the US. Check it out.

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Jennifer Vanderlaan CNM MPH is the author of the website. She has been working with expectant families since 2000, training doulas, childbirth educators, and midwives. She has worked with midwives in Central America and Sub-Saharan Africa. Her interest in public health grew in 2010, and she is now a PhD student learning to become a producer of knowledge.

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