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Feds step in to help fight HIV in Broward

By Bob LaMendola, Sun Sentinel

Federal health officials have stepped in to take more control of the battle against Broward County’s stubborn HIV/AIDS epidemic, ranked worst in the nation for the past three years.

Federal involvement is expected to mean extra money for Broward next year to pay for more testing, preventive education and treatment of those with the AIDS virus.

Miami-Dade County, with the nation’s second-worst HIV rate, started its own, similar process involving federal officials in 2009 to plan a bolder campaign, which is now under way.

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I'm really curious where you got these statistics. For total HIV cases, NYC & LA lead. For prevalence of per capita infection, DC is astronomically higher than anywhere else (148 in 100,000 according to the CDC). I'd like to see the 10 worst counties & how they calculated the stats. Please email me at djjfoxx@yahoo.com Thank you!

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