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  • Thursday, October 07, 2004


    AIDS in America

    I wasn't watching when a question about AIDS in the US came up during the VP debate. I wish I had been watching to see Cheney at a loss for an answer. The following is from AlterNet: EnviroHealth: Could You Repeat the Question, Please? but it's not from Cheney.
    In fact, African Americans, who make up 12 percent of the U.S. population, now represent 42 percent of all people living with AIDS and more than half of all new infections. That's hardly news; the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has been sounding this alarm for many years. AIDS is already the leading cause of death among 24- to 44-year-old African Americans. Nearly two-thirds of new HIV cases among the 25-and-under demographic are occurring among young African Americans.

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