Report on HIV/AIDS in Washington, D.C., Raising Concerns Among Health Officials in South Carolina
March 20, 2009
A recent report finding that HIV/AIDS prevalence in Washington, D.C., has reached 3% is "raising alarm bells" in South Carolina's Lowcountry region, the Charleston Post and Courier reports. Although South Carolina's prevalence has not reached the same level as the district's, it is "still one of the riskiest states in the nation for unprotected sex," according to the Post and Courier. "We've made a lot of progress, but we can't be complacent," Tony Price, the HIV prevention program manager at the Department of Health and Environmental Control, said. Virginia King, director of Lowcountry AIDS Services, said that the district report should serve as a warning for South Carolina. "It could become more of a problem here if people don't start to pay attention to what they do," she said.
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