Alabama: Officials Link Rise in Jefferson County HIV Cases to Growing Social Networking Trend
May 22, 2012
Health officials are seeing a rise in HIV cases in Jefferson County linked to risky sex and the many online and mobile phone applications that facilitate it. The county's HIV/AIDS population grew by 16 percent from Dec. 31, 2007, and March 31 this year to 5,122 individuals, state Department of Public Health data show.
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