AIDS, of course. It was the panic of the ’80s, brought under control by drugs in the 90s and faded from sight in the aughts. Except in Africa. Who knew D.C.’s HIV infection rate challenges that of three African countries?
“The current prevalence of HIV infection within certain subpopulations actually challenges rates observed in areas of Africa. Think about it for a moment. The incidence of HIV-infected adults in Washington, D.C. (one in 30) is actually higher than reported numbers for Ethiopia, Nigeria, and Rwanda.”
Right in the feds’ backyard. How come the pols never talk about it anymore?