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The District's HIV/AIDS Report Shows Improvement

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The 2010 report integrated D.C. data from 2009 on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STDs and TB.
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The 2010 report integrated D.C. data from 2009 on HIV/AIDS, hepatitis, STDs and TB.

While officials like Council member David Catania stress it's too soon to say if D.C. has turned a corner in its fight against HIV/AIDS, the council member says the latest study on HIV/AIDS in the District shows the city is clearly making strides.

"We've been able to reduce the number individuals infected by HIV by half. That is no small effort. We've been able to reduce the number of people who convert from HIV to AIDS by 30 percent. We've been able to reduce the number of people who are ultimately of dying AIDS because of improvements in our health care system," Catania says.

The study shows that the percentage of people in D.C. living with HIV/AIDS remained steady at 3.2 percent. The World Health Organization considers just 1 percent a generalized epidemic.

2010 D.C. Report on HIV/AIDS, Hepatitis, STD and TB
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