A little while ago, CDC estimated how many people were newly infected with HIV in the US in 2006. They told us it was a disease of gay men and black people. Now they’ve done more detailed analysis: It’s not just a disease of gay men and black people. It’s increasingly a disease of gay [...]
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AIDS in America II: It’s not Black and White (11/08/08)
As promised, more on the hideously neglected HIV epidemic in Black America, promoted by a truly admirable report from the Black AIDS Institute. Endless news reports seized on the clever “If Black America were a country it would be drowning in US-funded HIV programmes” angle. Yes, there are more Black Americans living with HIV than [...]
AIDS in America: More is less? (10/08/08)
What’s going on with AIDS in the US? I’ve finally had time to comb through CDC’s estimates of new HIV infections in the US, and I’m frankly little the wiser. Last week the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) suddenly declared that around 55,000 Americans are getting infected with HIV each year (the estimate [...]