HIV Home and Abroad
We often hear about HIV rates effecting populations from around the world, but sometimes we’re unaware just how close to home this disease effects us. MedClimate is based in Washington, DC, where rates of HIV-infected people are staggering. Recent studies show that almost 3% of DC residents suffer from HIV. Perhaps the most disturbing is that this rate increases to almost 13% among poor African-American women. This health disparity is worsened by the inability for this women to afford treatment- leaving them helpless against the disease. New HIV treatment can prolong life for patients and prevent further T-Cell loss.
With such a racial and gender disparity- it’s time that we look towards culture-based educational programs and preventative treatment mechanisms and not stick to the book.