HIV/AIDS On The Rise In The South

A report to be released in Birmingham says HIV has taken hold in the Deep South, plaguing some of the poorest people in the country and creating a health disaster.

The report by the Southern AIDS Coalition is set to be released
Monday. It says federal funding to fight HIV/AIDS and support those
infected is concentrated disproportionately in wealthy parts of the

The report says that the number of deaths from AIDS in the rest
of the nation dropped between 2001 and 2005, but rose in the South
for that period.

The report says the South has more new HIV cases than any other
region but ranks last of four regions in overall federal funding.

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  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jul 22, 2008 at 07:49 AM
    Jealous? Not hardly.
  • by Anonymous on Jul 22, 2008 at 06:27 AM
    Dave, you dont deserve to leave comments on here. The south hasnt made the country look bad, its a great place, its okay for you to be jealous. Second, If the parents would keep their 13 yearold children in clothes that arent 4 sizes too small, we would probably have less babies running around that cant be taken care of. Its not fair to the kids, especially the ones that end up with a passed along desease.
  • by Dave Location: Greenville on Jul 21, 2008 at 08:00 AM
    Once again the South makes this country look bad.

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