According to  Beny J. Primm, MD, executive director of the Addiction Research and Treatment Corporation, a Brooklyn-based AIDS policy group, the United States is in urgent need of a specific domestic HIV/AIDS prevention program, The Hartford Courant reports (, 5/5).

Dr. Primm says rising rates of HIV among African Americans and Latinos in the country require an urgent response.

“It’s not on the radar screen. There are not enough voices being raised,” says Primm, who called infections among African-American women an “emergency.”

According to the article, one in seven black men in New York City’s Harlem neighborhood has HIV.