Thursday, September 22, 2005

 

The Enemy Within


The Washington Post reported recently that:

in the United States, approximately three out of every 1,000 people are HIV-positive (less than ½ of 1 percent). In the nation's capital. however, the rate of infection is closer to 50 out of 1,000. That means 5% of the population of Washington, D.C. has AIDS. Or to put it another way, on average, in any group of 20 people, whether it be at school, church, restaurant or university, 1 person in each of these groups has AIDS.

Based on CIA statistics, if the District of Columbia were a country, it would rank 11th in the world in HIV prevalence, between Mozambique (1 in 14) and Tanzania (1 in 23).


Read complete article here.


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