You Got The Monster! 25 Cities With The Highest HIV Rates (PHOTOS)

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    It’s been 40 years since President Richard Nixon declared the war on drugs and thirty years since HIV/AIDS appeared on the American landscape. So it’s no surprise that the United States Census Bureau dropped its list of the 25 cities with the highest HIV rates in the country.

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    The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to affect minorities and lower-income groups more than whites and groups with higher education and more income. Like the drug war, the fight against HIV/AIDS is a battle we continue to fight each day.

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    The Census broke down the figures calculating how many people have the virus per 100,000 with the total number of cases in that city. So if we look at Jackson, Mississippi, 22.2 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 2,881 reported cases in Jackson.

    Click next to view the complete list of the 25 cities with the highest HIV rates in the country.

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    Columbus, OH:

    12.9 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 3,966 reported cases.

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    Cape Coral-Fort Myers, FL

    13.2 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 2,034 reported cases.
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    Fresno, CA 

    13.5 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 1,829 reported cases.

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    Nashville-Davidson-Murfreesboro, TN 

    13.7 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 4,570 reported cases.

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    Raleigh-Cary, NC 
    14.3 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 2,632 reported cases.

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    Charleston-North Charleston, SC 

    14.4 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 2,423 reported cases.

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    Houston-Baytown-Sugar Land, TX

    15.1 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 29,556 reported cases.

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    Charlotte-Gastonia-Concord, NC-SC 

    15.7 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 4,123 reported cases.

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    San Antonio, TX

    12.3 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 5,892 reported cases

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    Tampa-St Petersburg-Clearwater, FL 

    17.4 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 13,135 reported cases.

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    San Francisco, CA

    18.3 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 44,422

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    Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA

    18.7 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 27,313

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    Lakeland, FL

    18.9 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 2,210 reported cases.

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    San Juan-Caguas-Guaynabo, PR 

    20 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 24,126 reported cases. 

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    Jackson, MS

    22.2 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 2,881 reported cases.

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    Baltimore-Towson, MD:

    22.8 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 23,875 reported cases.

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    New Orleans-Metairie-Kenner, LA:

    23 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 9,941 reported cases.

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    Orlando, FL  10,457

    23.3 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 10,457 reported cases.

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    Memphis, TN-MS-AR

    23.3 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 6,018 reported cases in the surrounding states.

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    Columbia, SC 

    23.5 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 3,949 reported cases.

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    Washington, DC-VA-MD-WV 
    26.6 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 37,916 reported in the surrounding states.

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    New York, NY-NJ-PA

    27 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 223,508 reported cases including the associated states.

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    Jacksonville, FL

    29.1 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 7,292 reported cases.

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    Baton Rouge, LA

    30.6 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 4,565 reported cases.

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    Miami, FL

    37.2 out of 100,000 people have the virus with 64,573 reported cases.

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