Regional: Carolinas high in HIV/AIDS rates
Updated: June 19, 2014 at 6:40 pm
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WASHINGTON, D.C. — The U.S. Census Department and the Department of Commerce just released its top cities’ and metro areas’ rates of HIV and AIDS. The results show that a lion’s share of the ones who made the list were from the South. Of these cities, only six were not in the South.
The formula is rates per 100,000 per cumulative number of cases.
Tops in the Carolinas are: (6) Columbia, S.C., 23.5/3,949; (18) Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, N.C./S.C., 15.7/4,123; (20) Charleston-North Charleston, S.C., 14.4/2,423; and (21) Raleigh-Cary, N.C., 14.3/2,632.
Rates are alarmingly high, despite preventative measures and public service announcements. And, in some cities, the rates “rival the most atrocious numbers in Sub-Saharan Africa,” the Atlanta Daily World reported.
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