AIDS on the rise in the South

Copello, Gene
June 2003
Contemporary Sexuality;Jun2003, Vol. 37 Issue 6, p9
The article presents a study on the rise of AIDS disease in the south of the U.S. Although only one-third of all Americans live in the south, about 46 percent of new AIDS cases are in the region. The co-chairman of the Southern AIDS Coalition, Gene Copello said that the AIDS epidemic is out of control in the south. The group, which is composed of health officials in 14 states, recently issued a report to back up its assertion. Among the results it was found that most of the states and cities hardest hit by the AIDS epidemic are in the south. While AIDS cases are declining nationwide, new cases are on the rise in the south. Copello said that the resources are not available to meet the needs. Unless some crucial steps are taken, the epidemic will get worse. They plan to be very loud and forceful about this. The disease is becoming alarmingly frequent in rural Alabama, Georgia, Mississippi, North Carolina and South Carolina.


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