What’s New in AtlasPlus

The White House recently announced a pilot program to increase mpox vaccinations in jurisdictions who might benefit from expanded vaccination. Part of the strategy uses the estimated size of the population who are eligible for HIV pre-exposure prophylaxis (HIV PrEP). The data supporting this effort can be accessed at CDC’s Atlas Plus.

What’s New in AtlasPlus

CDC’s National Center for HIV, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention (NCHHSTP) has added updated national, state, regional, and county-level HIV, TB, and viral hepatitis data to NCHHSTP AtlasPlus, including HIV data for the Phase I counties for the Ending the HIV Epidemic in the U.S. (EHE).

AtlasPlus gives you quick access to nearly 20 years of CDC’s surveillance data on HIV, viral hepatitis, sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), and tuberculosis (TB). Users can also view social and economic data in conjunction with HIV, viral hepatitis, STDs, and TB infections.

AtlasPlus is:
  • Convenient: You can get the data when you want – all with a few clicks.
  • Quick: You don’t have to rely on someone else to compile and send you data.
  • Easy: You don’t need to sift through pages of surveillance reports.
  • Social: Adding the AtlasPlus button to your website makes it even easier to access and share this powerful tool.

1. NEW Data

  • New 2021 data on tuberculosis diagnoses at the national, state and county level.
  • New 2020 data on viral hepatitis diagnoses at the national and state level.
  • Two new indicators from CDC’s Medical Monitoring Project (MMP) – unstable housing or homelessness and HIV stigma – were added. MMP is a national surveillance system that collects annual, cross-sectional data used to report representative estimates of characteristics and outcomes among adults with diagnosed HIV infection in the United States. Representative estimates are available annually for 2018-2020 at the national- and jurisdiction-level (for the 16 states and 1 territory that report to MMP).
    • Unstable housing or homelessness is based on self-reported experiences with unstable housing (i.e., moving in with others due to financial issues, moving 2 or more times, or being evicted at any time) or homelessness (i.e., living on the street, in a shelter, a single room occupancy hotel, or a car) among people with diagnosed HIV during the last 12 months. This indicator is reported using weighted percentages and 95% confidence intervals.
    • HIV stigma is self-reported and is defined as the weighted median score on a 10-item scale ranging from 0 (no stigma) to 100 (high stigma) that measures 4 dimensions of HIV stigma: personalized stigma during the past 12 months, current disclosure concerns, current negative self-image, and current perceived public attitudes about people living with HIV. Median HIV stigma scores with accompanying 95% confidence intervals are reported.
    • Updated preliminary HIV data for years 2021 and 2022 on cases reported to CDC through September 2022. For 2021, data are available on HIV diagnoses and linkage to HIV care at the national, state, and county level. For 2022, data are quarterly and cumulative through September 2022 for HIV diagnoses and June 2022 for linkage to HIV care for national, state, and county level.
    • Updated PrEP coverage data based on prescriptions reported through June 2022 at the national-, state-, and county-level.
    • Updated social determinant of health indicators based on American Community Survey (ACS) data for 2020 1-year estimates and 2015‒2020 5-year estimates. Please note that the Census Bureau urges data users to exercise caution when using the 1-year 2020 experimental ACS data estimates and to determine whether the data are suitable for their particular use.

2. Diverse Data Characterization Capabilities

  • NEW: Region aggregation available for select indicators
  • Line graphs by year
  • Pie or bar charts for sex
  • Bar charts for age group, race/ethnicity, transmission category (HIV), and country of birth (TB)
  • Bar charts by states or by counties
  • Ability to create two side-by-side maps or charts; e.g., compare two diseases, or one disease and one social determinants of health indicator

3. Enhanced Data Visualization

  • Faster and cleaner data displays
  • Change from flash format to HTML5, which means faster and cleaner data displays, as well as mobile access
We heard you!

We incorporated many of the functions users told us that they use. For example, user favorites include:

  • Integration of Disease and Social Determinants of Health data
  • Downloadable graphics and data
  • Interactive and visually-engaging maps
We want to hear from you!
  • Send us your thoughts through the Feedback button to we can keep improving the AtlasPlus experience.
  • Have a question? Email us at NCHHSTPATLAS@cdc.gov.