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Washington Post Article Analysis #2 “A Modern Epidemic” According to an editorial published in the Washington Post on November 27, 2007, it is essential that more be done to reduce the effects and occurrence of the HIV/AIDS epidemic. The author provides evidence reporting 14 cases per 100,000 people in the United States, and an even more devastating rate of 128.4 cases per 100,000 in the District of Columbia, higher than rates in New York, Baltimore, or Philadelphia. The author also points out that “more people became HIV-positive through heterosexual sex than through men having sex with men or intravenous drug use”. This information proves that this problem knows no limits. It doesn’t pertain to one group of people and is a real epidemic, especially when considering that “twenty-two percent of infections occurred by unkown modes of transmission”.
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Unformatted text preview: With these statistics in mind, the columnist follows his claim by stating these heart-wrenching statistics demand action. He backs up his goal by declaring there is plenty of moneytechnological expertiseand data to target resources more effectively, which is particularly possible with the help of a new director of HIV-AIDS administration. The writer admits efforts will be useless if people think that they are immune to the epidemic but feels that it is vital for government intervention, but more importantly routine testing of pregnant women. The key here is in using resources more effectively than they have been used in the past because although much work has already gone into preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS, it obviously has not been able to effectively prevent dramatic increases in populations such as the District of Columbia....
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