HIV/AIDS up 22% in the District

And now my hometown is getting great press!  DC’s HIV/AIDS rates are soaring.  There is “every mode of transmission” and DC’s rates are “higher than West Africa”.    It’s actually not funny at all and is incredibly tragic but it’s important that people are aware that AIDS is still very much a problem.  It’s a preventable disease and the rates should be going down.  Hopefully releasing this report will increase awareness and prompt the city to make this a priority.

At Least 3 Percent of D.C. Residents Have HIV or AIDS, City Study Finds; Rate Up 22% From 2006 – washingtonpost.com.

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