QUESTION: HIV/AIDS stats for Savannah, Ga

question / pregunta: 

I'm trying to find information on the number of people living with HIV/AIDS in the Savannah, Ga, area. Any details such as race or age breakdown would be great, but rough numbers would be a nice starting point.

Answers

According to the HIV/AIDS Epidemiology Section at the Georgia Division of Public Health, the Coastal Region of Georgia, which encompasses Bryan, Camden, Chatham (which includes Savannah), Effingham, Glynn, Liberty, Long and McIntosh counties had 426 people living with HIV out of every 100,000 residents in 2005. There were 896 people living with AIDS out of every 100,000 residents in 2005.

Source: "Georgia HIV/AIDS Surveillance Summary." Georgia Division of Public Health. 31 December 2005. 7 May 2007. <http://health.state.ga.us/pdfs/epi/hivstd/HIV%20AIDS%20Surv%20Sum__2.pdf>.

To provide a reference point, according to the US Census 2006 population estimate, the combined population of these 8 counties is 524,032.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau; "Georgia -- County, (Table) GCT-T1 2006 Population Estimates" published 1 July 2006; <http://www.census.gov/>. Path: Population Finder- Georgia; Population for all counties in Georgia, 2000-2006- alphabetic.

This is the smallest geographic unit that Georgia breaks its HIV/AIDs statistics into.

You may wish to contact the Georgia Department of Public Health to see if they can further limit this statistical data to Savannah.

Their contact information is:
Georgia Department of Human Resources,
Division of Public Health
2 Peachtree Street, NW
14th Floor, Room 450
Atlanta, GA 30303-3142
Fax: (404) 657-4141

Principal Investigator:
Linda Beer, PhD
[email protected]
Phone: (404) 463-8957