August 28, 2008
UP, UP, UP
At the ABAC rally:
Even kids know...funding cuts won't end the epidemic
On Wednesday the New York City Department of Health released updated numbers using CDC's methodology that showed HIV incidence rates are higher than previously believed. In 2006, 72 of every 100,000 of New Yorkers were newly infected in 2006, compared to 23 per 100,000 nationally. Half of these infections were among men who have sex with men. Forty-six percent were among African-Americans and 33 percent were Latino.
Assistant Commissioner for the Bureau of HIV/AIDS Prevention and Control Dr. Monica Sweeney said in a release that these numbers "shows who is getting infected now and where we need to direct resources for prevention, testing, linkage to care, and partner notification." In actuality the city and state decreased funding for AIDS prevention and testing this year...