U.S. South Faces HIV/AIDS Crisis
August 7, 2012
The South sees half the nation's new HIV infections, despite having only slightly more than a third of the U.S. population. African Americans account for half of men, and almost three-quarters of women, newly diagnosed with HIV in the South.
"There are a lot of undiagnosed people out there," said Laurie Dill, medical director of Medical AIDS Outreach of Alabama (MAO), southern Alabama's largest HIV clinic. Over three-quarters of MAO patients live below the poverty line -- $23,050 for a family of four. Just 10 percent have private insurance, and 40 percent have no insurance.
07.23.2012; David Kohn
This article was provided by CDC National Prevention Information Network. It is a part of the publication CDC HIV/Hepatitis/STD/TB Prevention News Update.
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