Washington, D.C., Battles AIDS Health Crisis The District of Columbia has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States. D.C.'s annual rate for new AIDS cases is 10 times higher than the national average. In a city of 1.5 million residents, 1 in 50 people are living with AIDS, while an estimated 1 in 20 residents are HIV-positive.
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Washington, D.C., Battles AIDS Health Crisis

Washington, D.C., Battles AIDS Health Crisis

Washington, D.C., Battles AIDS Health Crisis

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The District of Columbia has one of the highest HIV/AIDS prevalence rates in the United States; by some counts, the highest. In D.C., one in 20 people is HIV-positive. Twenty-five years after the first reports of the AIDS virus in the United States, why is D.C.'s prevalence rate so high?