Top 10 Cities With The Highest HIV Rates (2016)

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It doesn’t matter when or where HIV started, it’s all over the world and in your neighborhood. But it’s more prevalent in some cities compared to others. And it’s not where you think. Take a look at these cities:

Baltimore, MD – 24.3
Baltimore may have great seafood and be the home of HBO’s “The Wire,” but according to, HIV infection rates in Baltimore are on the rise due to a lack of education.


HIV is a lifelong infection that, if left untreated, can lead to AIDS (acquired immunodeficiency syndrome), according to AIDS occurs when a person’s immune system becomes damaged, and people who are diagnosed with AIDS typically survive about three years.

Jacksonville, FL – 25.1

Although Jacksonville isn’t thought of as a “party city” like other destinations on’s list, the site suggests that, “The number of business people and tourists who travel to Jacksonville,” might contribute to the high rates of HIV diagnoses and prevalence there.