Pennsylvania: AIDS, HIV Still a Big Problem in Philadelphia, Witnesses at City Council Hearing Say
October 28, 2010
On Wednesday at a meeting of the Philadelphia City Council's Committee on Public Health and Human Services, Health Commissioner Donald F. Schwarz said the city's HIV infection rate of 114 new cases per 100,000 people is five times the national average. The committee is seeking answers to the city's continuing high rates of HIV infection.
Though AIDS service providers do solid work in Center City, not enough money reaches non-profits working in hotspots like north Philadelphia, southwest Philadelphia, and Germantown, said Amy Nunn, a Brown University assistant professor of medicine who studies HIV in Philadelphia.
10.28.2010; Tom Avril
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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