The spread of HIV/AIDS is an epidemic that continues to affect the U.S. and most parts of the world today.

To help fight this disease, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services unveiled the HIV testing and care services locator Web tool through Aids.gov.

The tool, also available as a free mobile app, more easily finds government data on HIV/Aids prevention.

By entering a ZIP code in the web tool, a Google map is generated to show the locations of services like HIV testing sites, health centers and substance abuse clinics.

The new tool pulls data from multiple federal government agencies including the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the Health Resources and Services Administration, and the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

This story was originally published on GOVERNING.com

Sarah Rich, Staff Writer
Sarah Rich  |  Staff Writer

In 2008, Sarah Rich graduated from California State University, Chico, where she majored in news-editorial journalism and minored in sociology. Since 2010, Sarah has written for Government Technology magazine and covers a spectrum of public-sector IT topics, including cloud computing, transparency, broadband, and other innovative projects and trends. She currently lives in Sacramento, Calif.