HIV/AIDS Rate in D.C., “Higher Than West Africa”

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Nearly 3,000 of every 100,000 people living in the nation’s capital have HIV or AIDS, according to a report that will be released by D.C. health officials Monday. “Our rates are higher than West Africa,” Shannon L. Hader, director of the District’s HIV/AIDS Administration, told The Washington Post. “They’re on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.”

That’s a little more than 15,000 people with the disease — a total that well exceeds the 1 percent threshold for what makes up a “generalized and severe epidemic,” according to the 2008 epidemiology report.

Full Story: MSNBC

Crazy to hear the HIV/AIDS rate are higher than those in some parts of Africa. I don’t know how people run around tapping people without condoms. Unless your married wrap it up B(make sure your husband/wife isn’t a cheater).