New Map Sharpens Focus on Sub-Saharan Africa

The most detailed map to date of HIV prevalence in sub-Saharan Africa, published yesterday in Nature, zooms in on the worst-affected areas—not just by country, but down to the size of a small town.
 
The epidemiologists behind the tool hope it will help target resources more precisely, to reach vulnerable holdout populations.
 
“The story is changing,” says lead author Laura Dwyer-Lindgren, of the University of Washington's Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation. “You can see how the number of people who are in need of treatment, and where those people are concentrated, is shifting over time.”

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