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ensho Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Jul-20-10 10:24 AM
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Poverty-stricken U.S. cities have HIV epidemics
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http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE66I42520100719


Many low-income urban areas across the United States have epidemics of HIV, with 2.1 percent of heterosexuals in poverty-stricken urban areas infected with the incurable AIDS virus, U.S. scientists said on Monday.

In a study of rates of HIV across the United States, researchers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that poverty is the single most important factor linked to HIV infection among inner-city heterosexuals.

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It found that HIV rates were especially high among the poorest people. Those living below the poverty line were at greater risk for HIV than those living above it -- with rates of 2.4 percent versus 1.2 percent -- and prevalence for both groups was far higher than the national average of 0.45 percent.

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U.S. President Barack Obama last week set out a new domestic AIDS policy which asked states and federal agencies to find ways to cut new infections by 25 percent, get more patients treated quickly and educate Americans about HIV.
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you would think that after all this time we would be lowering the AIDs count instead of still having local epidemic areas.

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