CDC: HIV Rates In Atlanta Now Officially An Epidemic

By Savas Abadsidis

Health officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced on Thursday that Atlanta remains in an HIV/AIDS health crisis and ranks fourth in the nation for new HIV diagnoses, WSBTV reports.

In fact, the HIV/AIDS epidemic was so rampant, that in 2016 it was likened to a third world country.

“Downtown Atlanta is as bad as Zimbabwe or Harare or Durban [All in Africa],” Dr. Carlos del Rio, the co-director for the Emory Center for AIDS research, said in 2016.
At issue is the limited funding and that is part of what causes the epidemic continues to spread.


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