HIV (human immunodeficiency virus) is a viral infection that gradually destroys the immune system. AIDS (Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome) is the final and most serious stage of HIV disease, which causes severe damage to the immune system.
HIV infections in the United States continue to be a major public health crisis. An estimated 1.2 million Americans are living with HIV, and 1 out of 8 people with HIV do not know they have it.
In 2020, the age-adjusted rate per 100,000 population of Deaths From Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS) (All) in Alachua County was 2.4 compared to Florida at 2.7. Since the oldest age at death varies, an ending age of 999 is used to retrieve all records up to and including the oldest age.
Alachua County is in the third quartile for this measure. This means that relative to other counties in Florida, the situation occurs less often in about one half of the counties, and it occurs more often in about one quarter of the counties. The map illustrates county data by quartile. It is shown when there are at least 51 counties with data for this measure.Links: Healthy People 2030|Florida Health Resources
Age-adjusted Deaths From Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Rate Per 100,000 Population, 2020
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Age-adjusted Deaths From Human Immunodeficiency Virus/Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (HIV/AIDS), Rate Per 100,000 Population, Single Year