For Your Information: Atlanta Ranked #1 U.S. City For New Cases Of HIV
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Atlanta Is The #1 City In America For New HIV/AIDS diagnoses
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Atlanta is ranked No. 1 among U.S. cities when it comes to the rate of new diagnoses of HIV.
Experts say that’s because routine HIV testing is not offered in the places where most people get their health care. By the time patients are diagnosed in Atlanta, almost one third have advanced to clinical AIDS.
Since starting a routine testing program in 2013, Grady Hospital has diagnosed an average of two or three patients with HIV every single day.
“This is something that keeps me awake at night in Atlanta,” Dr. Abigail Hankin-Wei said.
She runs Grady’s FOCUS HIV testing program. It’s the only emergency department in the city that offers a HIV test to every patient regardless of why they came in.
“When we diagnose patients…
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