Data Visualization: Number of people diagnosed with HIV by exposure type each year from 2010-2020

Disparities in new HIV diagnoses in Iowa by Race/Ethnicity, Over Time
Overview

The line charts shows data for five exposure categories including men (assigned at birth) having sex with men (assigned at birth) (MSM), people who inject drugs (PWID), MSM/ PWID, heterosexual and not reported. The line chart shows that from 2010-2020 men (assigned at birth) having sex with men (assigned at birth) (MSM) has consistently been the leading exposure category for persons diagnosed with HIV in Iowa. Heterosexual is the next most common and consistently high exposure category. After those two categories, the categories of people who inject drugs (PWID), PWID and MSM and not reported are significantly lower and the highest number amongst those three categories fluctuates over the years. 

 

This graph shows a significant difference between the top two exposure categories indicating that MSM are consistently the most likely group of people to be diagnosed with HIV, usually accounting for twice the number of heterosexual transmissions. This graph is shown as the second graphic under the title of “disparities in diagnoses” to provide data that supports our goal to prioritize reductions in MSM diagnoses to improve health equity.

Values
Men who have sex with men (MSM)
Heterosexual
People who inject drugs (PWID)
MSM/PWID
Not Reported
61
13
13
4
17
45
27
7
7
12
65
33
6
9
3
71
28
7
10
9
78
33
4
6
11
75
24
10
5
8
60
20
8
4
3
71
33
8
3
4
66
22
11
11
6
66
29
3
12
7
63
25
6
10
9