HIV cases among teens is spiking

NY lawmaker says HIV cases among teens is spiking; calls for action
May 18, 2008 9:56:27 AM PDT
A New York congressman is calling attention to a spike in the number of city teens diagnosed with H-I-V. Democratic Representative Anthony Weiner says he wants to increase funding to school health programs, needle-exchange programs and H-I-V prevention programs.

Recently released data from the city's Department of Health shows a 29 percent jump in H-I-V diagnoses in the 13 to 19 age group in 2006.


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