Washington (CNN) - As President Obama announced the first national HIV/AIDS strategy earlier this week, outside the gates of the White House, 3 percent of the District of Columbia's population continues to live with the disease.
HIV/AIDS rates in the district are "on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya" where the disease has raged for years, says Shannon Hader, Washington's former HIV/AIDS administration director.
Three percent of Washingtonians live with HIV/AIDS, according to a study released by the district in 2009. The accepted threshold for a "generalized and severe epidemic," according to the study, is 1 percent.
why can't we just sell washington and the district of columbia to another country
Odumbo is showing his true colors more and more every day.
It is good to have an HIV/AIDS plan (especially for the children born with the disease). If people would take more personal responsibility, the problem wouldn't spread nearly as rapidly. It isn't that difficult to stop.
Stigma? I'm pretty sure that's not what's spreading the disease.
Yet another starkly realistic and tragic reason why the voters of the District aren't ready for prime time politically. These folks cannot govern their children or their own behavior and they are headed to hell in a handbasket.
Oh boy – watch Limbaugh and Beck complain about 'favoritism'!!!
HIV/AIDS needs more research for a cure – it's out there.
Racist and homophobic rants in 3, 2, 1.....
Thank you Mr President.
Any jobs for hard working Americans in any of this or is it just another liberal feel good giveaway. If Obozo has anything to do with it, it is probably just another giveaway of our hard earned money to his supporters.
Wonder if Obama has the decency to mention the billions Bush gave the Africans to combat aids. Then again $$ alone will not solve the problem, a shift of culture and behavior will be needed. Wonder how the black government in South Adrica is doing helping the poor there? Since apartheid was ended many years ago. Doesn't seem to be much progress on that front. Makes you wonder where all that aid is going.