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HIV and the Charlotte Metro Area: What You Need to Know

A Snapshot of Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, a Target of the U.S. "Ending the HIV Epidemic" Plan

RAIN: Darlena Blackwell, Traye Gaines, Chelsea Gulden
Chelsea Gulden (right) is the vice president of operations at RAIN, an HIV/AIDS service provider and advocacy organization in Charlotte, North Carolina. Traye Gaines (center), who was diagnosed with HIV in 2005, has received counseling at RAIN from Darlena Blackwell (left) since 2006.Nathan Smith
    Map of North Carolina with Mecklenburg pointed out
    The darkest areas of this map, provided by AIDSVu, represent counties in which more than 380 of every 100,000 people were living with HIV as of 2015. In 2016, Mecklenberg County's rate was 636, according to AIDSVu.Map: AIDSVu; Arrow: IconTrack via The Noun Project
    Tim Murphy

    Tim Murphy


    Tim Murphy, based in Brooklyn, has been writing about HIV/AIDS for 25 years, for publications and organizations including TheBody, TheBodyPro, POZ, New York Magazine, The Nation, Housing Works, and Lambda Legal.