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This week we provide you with some resources to research the geographic distribution of AIDS and HIV in the US and worldwide. Also, we'll include a brief section with articles on "Latte Cities" to complement the piece on Bobos in Paradise featured in this week’s People section. In the third vignette, we present some resources for researching the "graying of America" and northwest states.

Mapping AIDS/HIV

Center for Disease Control & Prevention

2005 Estimated Rates of Adults and Adolescents Living with HIV/AIDS

Online Resources:
AIDS Primer

Go to this page to see a map which visually displays the cumulative AIDS cases in the U.S. from 1983 to 1997. Link to global overview, and other geopolitical areas.

PBS Map HIV/AIDS in the World

NCHHSTP State Profiles, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, from the CDC (Center for Disease Control & Prevention)
This site provides detailed information about these diseases, through a US map – click on each state for layers of information.

Latte Cities

Tacoma might yet attain chic downtown, nice neighborhoods,
by Peter Callaghan, Tacoma News Tribune - March 4, 2004

Too Much Froth, The latte quotient is a bad strategy for building
middle-class cities. Blueprint Magazine Jan 8, 2004

Graying of America

An Aging US Population, 2000 Census map

Global Median Age, 2001, Wikipedia

US Population Density by County, 2000, US Census Bureau

Washington Profile, 2000, Population Density by Census Tract

Montana Profile, 2000, Population Density by Census Tract

Idaho Profile, 2000, Population Density by Census Tract