Map: Michigan counties share growing HIV risk

After a 2015 HIV outbreak in Scott County, Ind., the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention warned that conditions exist in 220 rural counties nationwide to make them vulnerable to a similar outbreak, linked to IV drug abuse. Eleven are in northern Michigan; see story here. Hover your cursor on a county to see the various risk factors for all counties.

Source: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention

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Paul Roese
Tue, 10/04/2016 - 10:41am
this can't be right. most of these places are almost all full of white folks and likely mostly heterosexual ;-o
Lyn
Tue, 10/04/2016 - 1:25pm
The greatest risk factor for HIV currently is HEROIN or other drugs that are injected. Most likely you have some type of addict living close to you.
Mike
Sat, 10/29/2016 - 3:19pm
You can't blame it on drugs all the time there are scandalous pexpletive that don't say anything and have the disease that don't care anymore and will be glad to pass it off to you and watch you go threw the same pain they go threw which is messed up put that's the reality of people now days