Ladies and Gentleman, Atlanta is now the ‘epicenter’ of the United States’ HIV/AIDS epidemic.
According to the most recent CDC report, the risk of being infected with HIV in the state of Georgia is now 1 in 51.
“Downtown Atlanta is as bad as Zimbabwe or Harare or Durban,” said Dr. Carlos del Rio, co-director of Emory University’s Center for AIDS Research.
Del Rio said the disease shifted from one that mainly affected gay men and drug users in the late ’80s to a disease that now affects just about every population, but in particular African-Americans with limited access to health care.
“Don’t have food on your table, have kids to take care of and somebody says you have HIV, that’s just another, that’s just another problem that you have,” del Rio said.
Protect yourselves, ladies and gentlemen.