Here is why the South still has such high HIV rates
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Why the South still has such high HIV rates

By Thurka Sangaramoorthy, Professor of Anthropology, University of Maryland and Joseph B. Richardson, Professor of African American studies, University of Maryland. Reggie Batiste with the AIDS Healthcare Foundation in Atlanta administers an HIV test. David Goldman/AP Increased funding, targeted prevention efforts and better treatment have helped to slow down the HIV epidemic in the United States.…