For so long it was thought that Africa was leading in numbers when it came to the AIDS pandemic. Over the weekend, Washington Post has reported that Washington D.C. is leading over Africa. Here is what they are reporting, “At least 3 percent of District residents have HIV or AIDS, a total that far surpasses the 1 percent threshold that constitutes a “generalized and severe” epidemic, according to a report scheduled to be released by health officials tomorrow. Our rates are higher than West Africa,” said Shannon L. Hader, director of the District’s HIV/AIDS Administration, who once led the Federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s work in Zimbabwe. “They’re on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya.”
AIDS is a disease that is becoming more and more prevalent all over the world, not just in Africa and not just in Washington D.C., I believe it is imperative that people starting getting checked and being extra careful on what activities they carry on.
The things we talk about will have a special segment on AIDS/HIV and how it affects us all, directly or indirectly.