Published in AIDS Weekly, January 8th, 2001
Between July 1999 and June 2000, 205 AIDS cases were reported. Last fiscal year, (1998-1999) 240 cases were reported. In June 2000, the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) ranked the Columbia area as the city with the fourth-highest AIDS rate in the nation, a rating based on a calendar year from January to December.
According to the ranking released in June 2000, this area had a higher infection rate in 1999 than the cities of San Francisco and Los Angeles in California. The new report looks...
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