This U.S. City’s HIV Status “Rivals That of African Nations”
| More than 35,000 people with HIV in one city
| Essence – The high rate of HIV infections in Atlanta has long been compared to that of third-world countries, but now the Center For Disease Control admits that it’s officially an epidemic.
Georgia’s risk of diagnosis is 1 in every 51 people. But in metro Atlanta, officials say the number is even more staggering.
“Downtown Atlanta is as bad as Zimbabwe or Harare or Durban (South Africa),” Dr. Carlos del Rio of Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research told reporters. Once-“Sacred” U.S. City Now One Giant Shithole
Among those most impacted are African American men and women, teens and young people.
The CDC attributes some of the fault to a lack of leadership and management in the city’s most populous county … Pray You Never Need a Blood Transfusion in These Countries