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National Minority Quality Forum to Release Groundbreaking National HIV/AIDS Atlas
Date:6/17/2009

WASHINGTON, June 17 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Monday, June 22, the National Minority Quality Forum will launch the groundbreaking HIV/AIDS Atlas of the United States at the Kaiser Family Foundation in Washington, DC. The Forum is releasing this Web-based Atlas (http://www.maphiv.org) to highlight the local impact of the HIV epidemic across the United States for National HIV Testing Day, on June 27.

Using cutting-edge technology, the Atlas was developed from data provided by HIV/AIDS surveillance branches within state and territorial departments of health in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and New York City. It presents county-level prevalence rates based on reported numbers of people living with HIV (non-AIDS) and AIDS. The Atlas can display available data by age, gender, or race/ethnicity and can overlay congressional and state legislative districts on the county-level data.

WHAT: NATIONAL MEDIA BRIEFING & TELECONFERENCE - HIV/AIDS ATLAS RELEASE

WHO:

Gary Puckrein, PhD, President and Chief Executive Officer, National Minority Quality Forum

Michael Weinstein, President, AIDS Healthcare Foundation

Patrick Sullivan, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, Emory University

Sean Cleary, PhD, Associate Professor of Epidemiology, George Washington University

Goulda A. Downer, PhD, Principal Investigator and Assistant Professor, National Minority AIDS Education and Training Center, Howard University College of Medicine

WHEN:

Monday, June 22, 2009

11:30 AM ET

WHERE:

Kaiser Family Foundation

The Barbara Jordan Conference Center

1330 G Street, NW

Washington, DC

Note: Remote dial-in is available on request.

RSVP: Please RSVP to: media@maphiv.org

The HIV/AIDS Atlas is a project of the National Minority Quality Forum, with support from Gilead Sciences, Inc.

About the National Minority Quality Forum

The National Minority Quality Forum (http://www.nmqf.org) was founded in 1998 as a nonprofit organization. Its mission is to strengthen national and local efforts to eliminate the disproportionate burden of premature death and preventable illness in racial and ethnic minorities and other special populations through the use of evidence-based, data-driven initiatives, including a series of health atlases (http://www.z-atlas.com).

    Media Contact: 800-319-3934
    media@maphiv.org



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