July 19, 2010
CDC: HIV an Epidemic for Heterosexuals in Inner Cities
HIV prevalence among heterosexuals in U.S. inner cities is
2.1 percent, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control and
Prevention (CDC) and reported by The Wall Street Journal. As defined by the Joint United Nations Programme on
HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the threshold for a generalized HIV epidemic in a given
population is 1 percent. This study provides the strongest evidence yet of a
link between HIV rates and poverty, the CDC researchers said. Seventy-five
percent of the HIV-positive study participants lived at or below the poverty
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