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Journal- Week 2- News Story Review New York's HIV rate 3 times higher than nation's by Mythili Rao The article raises several key question that need to be asked when discussing the HIV pandemic in the US. One question is where is where is HIV most prevalent in the US, which cities? The answer is New York. As reported, 72 of every 100,000 people in New York contracted HIV in 2006. This is more than triple the national average which is 23 of every 100,000 people. The next key question is what is the plan of action? New York launched a multi- year initiative to administer HIV tests to nearly 250,000 untested adults. The hope is that HIV would be contained within the city. With HIV-positive people knowing that they have the disease, this would slow down the rate of contraction throughout the city.
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Unformatted text preview: With more than triple the rate, something has to be done. I think that the city’s plan of action is a great first step. The next step would be educating the city of HIV. In the educational process, a large chunk of time should be devoted to safe-sex practices. I believe at the end of this multi-year initiative (3 years) that the New York average should be greatly reduced. Testing and education are easy first steps to preventing new HIV infections. I think more cities should model after New York. Cities should take a proactive step rather than a reactive step toward HIV infections. Source: http://www.cnn.com/2008/HEALTH/conditions/08/27/hiv.nyc/index.html? iref=newssearch...
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