Announcement: Updated Online NCHHSTP Atlas
WeeklyAugust 17, 2012 / 61(32);623
CDC's National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) recently launched an update to the NCHHSTP Atlas, an interactive, online mapping tool and platform for accessing data collected by the center. With this update, the atlas allows users to observe disease trends and patterns of not only human immunodeficiency virus infection, acquired immunodeficiency syndrome, and some sexually transmitted infections (i.e., chlamydia, gonorrhea, and primary and secondary syphilis), but also of acute viral hepatitis A, B, and C, and tuberculosis. The atlas also allows users to create detailed reports, maps, and other graphics of these surveillance data.
The interactive atlas is a valuable tool to help public health professionals, researchers, community leaders, health-care providers, and others view overlapping disease trends, set research priorities, and plan prevention and care services. The NCHHSTP Atlas is available at http://www.cdc.gov/nchhstp/atlas.