HIV/AIDS Is A Growing Problem In The South04:50
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Dwayne Banks, right, Health Education Specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, counsels a participant after receiving a free HIV test from AID Atlanta as part of National HIV Testing Day in June 2013, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)
Dwayne Banks, right, Health Education Specialist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, counsels a participant after receiving a free HIV test from AID Atlanta as part of National HIV Testing Day in June 2013, in Atlanta. (David Goldman/AP)
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The HIV/AIDS epidemic in the U.S. isn’t the crisis it was in '80s and '90s. Testing and treatment options have improved, but people are still dying from the disease, especially in the South. For example, Atlanta's metro area has one of the highest rates in the country for new diagnoses.

From the Here & Now Contributors Network, Sean Powers from Georgia Public Broadcasting reports.

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This segment aired on July 31, 2015.

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