Sullivan, Andrew
June 2001
New Republic;06/18/2001, Vol. 224 Issue 25, p6
Comments on the report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) regarding the rise of HIV infection in young Afro-American homosexual men in the United States. Exaggerated headlines and news coverage of the report; The release of incomplete data by the CDC; Belief of the author that there is a need for more analysis and research instead of exaggerated reporting.


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