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Alabama is among the states in the US with the highest rates of HIV infection. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the state has consistently ranked among the top 10 states with the highest rates of new HIV diagnoses in recent years. Here are the 10 Alabama cities with the highest HIV rates, based on data from the Alabama Department of Public Health:

Birmingham:

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Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama and has the highest HIV rate in the state. According to the Alabama Department of Public Health, there were 680 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 32.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Mobile:

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Mobile is the third-largest city in Alabama and has the second-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 221 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 21.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Montgomery:

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Montgomery is the second-largest city in Alabama and has the third-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 176 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 16.8 cases per 100,000 people.

Huntsville:

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Huntsville is the fourth-largest city in Alabama and has the fourth-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 98 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 12.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Tuscaloosa:

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Tuscaloosa is the fifth-largest city in Alabama and has the fifth-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 78 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 14.2 cases per 100,000 people.

Anniston:

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Anniston is a small city in northeastern Alabama and has the sixth-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 23 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 15.7 cases per 100,000 people.

Selma:

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Selma is a small city in central Alabama and has the seventh-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 15 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 15.1 cases per 100,000 people.

Dothan:

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Dothan is a small city in southeastern Alabama and has the eighth-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 11 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 9.4 cases per 100,000 people.

Gadsden:

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Gadsden is a small city in northeastern Alabama and has the ninth-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 10 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 11.3 cases per 100,000 people.

Florence:

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Florence is a small city in northwestern Alabama and has the tenth-highest HIV rate in the state. There were 9 new HIV diagnoses in the city, which is a rate of 10.1 cases per 100,000 people.

In conclusion, these 10 Alabama cities have some of the highest rates of HIV infection in the state. While HIV is a preventable and treatable condition, it remains a significant public health concern in Alabama and across the US. Awareness, testing, and access to care are crucial in preventing new infections and improving outcomes for those living with HIV.

For an interactive map of all the cities and to see the rest of the Top 100, click here.

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