Implementing Geospatial Science and Technology to Get to Zero New HIV Infections

Enbal Shacham, Stephen E. Scroggins, Matthew Ellis

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Purpose of Review: Tremendous advancements have been made in HIV treatment and prevention during the last 40 years that zero new HIV cases has become an attainable goal declared by international agencies. However, new cases of HIV infection persist. Recent Findings: The emerging field of geospatial science is positioned to play key role in the reduction of continued HIV incidence through technology-driven interventions and innovative research that gives insights into at-risk populations. As these methods become more utilized, findings consistently show the important role of location and environment plays in HIV incidence and treatment adherence. This includes distance to HIV provider, locations of where HIV transmissions occurs compared to where people with HIV reside, and how geospatial technology has been leveraged to identify unique insights among varying groups of those at increased risk for HIV, among others. Summary: Given these insights, leveraging geospatial technology would play a prominent role in achieving zero new cases of HIV infections.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)139-147
Number of pages9
JournalCurrent HIV/AIDS Reports
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2023


  • Disease hotspot
  • Infectious diseases
  • Spatial analysis
  • Spatio-temporal analysis


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