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10 US Cities With Biggest Spikes in HIV

Baton Rouge tops the list
By Evann Gastaldo,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 30, 2016 11:51 AM CST
10 US Cities With Biggest Spikes in HIV
This July 8, 2010, file photo, shows the Miami skyline.   (AP Photo/Wilfredo Lee, File)

(Newser) – In 2014, it's estimated that more than 44,000 people contracted HIV, NBC News reports. In advance of World AIDS Day on Wednesday, GetTested looked at CDC data for that year to determine the 10 cities with the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses. The top five:

  1. Baton Rouge, La.: 44.7 new diagnoses per 100,000 people
  2. Miami, Fla.: 42.8 per 100,000
  3. New Orleans, La.: 36.9 per 100,000
  4. Jackson, Miss.: 32.2 per 100,000
  5. Orlando, Fla.: 28.8 per 100,000
Click for the complete list. (Read more HIV stories.)

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