HIV/AIDS: “Our rates are higher than West Africa”
I don’t really have much to say about this article*, but if you’re a D.C. resident or just know someone in the District, inform yourself and spread the word.
At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a “generalized and severe” epidemic, according to a report scheduled to be released by health officials tomorrow.
That translates into 2,984 residents per every 100,000 over the age of 12–or 15,120–according to the 2008 epidemiology report by the District’s HIV/AIDS office.
Actually, I do have one thing to say about the Washington Post. While I’m glad this was the lead story in Sunday’s paper, I really wish they–and all news sites, really–would stop allowing non-moderated comments on their online articles. I don’t need to see this kind of ignorance and hate being spewed forth on the internet. Especially since their own discussion guidelines supposedly forbid it.
* Of the people surveyed, 30% used a condom the last time they had sex. 30%?! WTF, people?