Sunday, March 15, 2009

District of Uganda

Apparently Washington DC's HIV infection rate has now hit 3%. That is insane and embarrassing.
Black men, with an infection rate of nearly 7 percent, carry the weight of the disease, according to the report, which also underscores that the District's HIV and AIDS population is aging. Almost 1 in 10 residents between the ages of 40 and 49 has the virus.

I've visited DC a few times and, of obvious reasons, have never visited the 'bad' parts of the city, mostly sticking to the areas near the Mall and other interesting areas (Adams Morgan, e.g.) Where are the bad parts of DC? I mean if you subtract out the good areas, which presumably have a lower HIV infection rate, then the bad areas are even higher, so it might as well be a third-world country. Again, a national embarrassment.