HIV prevalence among heterosexuals in U.S. inner cities is2.1 percent, according to a study by the Centers for Disease Control andPrevention (CDC) and reported by The Wall Street Journal. As defined by the Joint United Nations Programme onHIV/AIDS (UNAIDS), the threshold for a generalized HIV epidemic in a givenpopulation is 1 percent. This study provides the strongest evidence yet of alink between HIV rates and poverty, the CDC researchers said. Seventy-fivepercent of the HIV-positive study participants lived at or below the povertyline. 

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