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HIV/AIDS has migrated to Deep South, where stigma endures

HIV/AIDS, long thought to be an urban disease, has migrated south to rural communities that lack the money, resources or education to combat the epidemic. In Alabama, one of the hardest-hit areas is the Black Belt. Originally known for its fertile, cotton-growing soil, the region is one of the poorest in the U.S. …

Nearly 50 percent of all new cases of HIV infection in the U.S. are in the South, even though that region makes up only a third of the U.S. population. African-American men and women living in the South are hardest hit by far. Only a quarter of the population of Alabama is black, but nearly 75 percent of HIV patients there are…

“There is a synergy of plagues that put people at risk for HIV,” [Dr. Laurie] Dill said, borrowing a term from a paper by Dr. Paul Farmer on HIV. “One of them is racism. One is poverty. One is poor education. One is domestic violence. One is rural access. One is stigma.”

In rural Alabama, it’s a perfect storm.

smdxn:

HIV/AIDS has migrated to Deep South, where stigma endures

HIV/AIDS, long thought to be an urban disease, has migrated south to rural communities that lack the money, resources or education to combat the epidemic. In Alabama, one of the hardest-hit areas is the Black Belt. Originally known for its fertile, cotton-growing soil, the region is one of the poorest in the U.S. …

Nearly 50 percent of all new cases of HIV infection in the U.S. are in the South, even though that region makes up only a third of the U.S. population. African-American men and women living in the South are hardest hit by far. Only a quarter of the population of Alabama is black, but nearly 75 percent of HIV patients there are…

“There is a synergy of plagues that put people at risk for HIV,” [Dr. Laurie] Dill said, borrowing a term from a paper by Dr. Paul Farmer on HIV. “One of them is racism. One is poverty. One is poor education. One is domestic violence. One is rural access. One is stigma.”

In rural Alabama, it’s a perfect storm.

rasp-berry-rush:

Alabama the Beautiful.

rasp-berry-rush:

Alabama the Beautiful.

saturdaystars:

32 days away

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Anonymous sent: Wait, so they broke up!?

……Now I didn’t say that, and you didn’t hear nothin’ from me.

gawgiaonyourmind:

H-huh? Oh - i-it was a dream… Hahaha…

………………………..shit.

((FAG gives me life))

Anonymous sent: Your sister was in bed with George recently. How does that sit with you?

Pffftt, you a fuckin’ lie! Sippy ain’t down with no swirl, anon. This is the same Sippy we’re talkin’ ‘bout right? I mean I know her and crawfish breath is goin’ through something at the moment. But not to the point she’d turn to George of all people. 

(Source: thickneck)

tygriffen:

The University of Alabama

shabootyis:

Welcome to Alabama

shabootyis:

Welcome to Alabama