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14 Dec 2013

Richmond’s HIV rate among highest in U.S.

Richmond has one of the nation’s highest rates of people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS, according to recent data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

14 Dec 2013

How we compiled the HIV-AIDS data

The date for this report came from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The CDC has a website with data and maps on the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases at the county level and the state level.

14 Dec 2013

Richmond grapples with other STDs

HIV/AIDS isn’t the only sexually transmitted disease prevalent in Richmond. The city also ranks high nationally in three other STDs — gonorrhea, chlamydia and syphilis — that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention tracks on a city and county level.