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D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 12:30 AM

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According to a new report issued by Washington, D.C., officials, the HIV rate in the nation's capital is the highest in the country. Nearly 3 percent of the city's residents are living with HIV/AIDS, a rate higher than in West Africa. Cornelius Baker, formerly of Washington's renowned Whitman-Walker clinic, and Patricia Nalls, of The Women's Collective, discuss the epidemic.
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That's.. scary. I live like.. 5 minutes from DC.


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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 12:33 AM

This isn't news to me, but so so many people aren't aware. It's wonderful there are places like the Whitman Walker clinic, but they're terribly underfunded and it's a shame.



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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 01:09 AM

It is scary. I hope it will make people think twice before sleeping with someone.


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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 01:21 AM

Can't say I knew that. Interesting, however.


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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 03:30 AM

it just goes to show that you should be careful when you sleep around. but still the number of people that die from it in D.C is no where close to teh number of people that die from it in Sub-Saharan Africa


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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 04:13 AM

When will people learn to protect themselfs and others from Aids?


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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 04:17 AM

Don't feel bad for them when they're too dumb to use protection and get tested.



   
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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 04:11 PM

Meh, one should always use protection anyway
   
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Re: D.C. HIV/AIDS Rate Higher Than West Africa - March 19th 2009, 07:38 PM

Whoa, that's kinda unexpected.

I guess people have a lot to learn about protecting themselves.
   
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