The soaring 3% HIV/AIDS rate in Washington, DC, is triple the proportion that qualifies as a “generalized and severe epidemic,” according to a new report. That means some 15,120 people in the city over the age of 12 are infected, the Washington Post reports. Such rates are “on par with Uganda and some parts of Kenya,” said a local HIV/AIDS official. The reports found HIV and AIDS have jumped 22% since the end of 2006.
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