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Geospatial Study Identifies Hotspots in Deaths from HIV/AIDS and Hepatitis C in Massachusetts

BOSTON (December 11, 2014)  A new study from epidemiologists at Tufts University School of Medicine helps to identify communities with the greatest public health need in Massachusetts for resources relating to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. The study, published today in PLOS ONE, used geospatial techniques to identify hotspots for deaths related to HIV/AIDS and hepatitis C. The findings show large disparities in death rates exist across race and ethnicity in Massachusetts.