HIV epidemic in U.S. poverty centers

A new report from the CDC has pretty disturbing news about HIV rates in the U.S.

VIENNA — The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention today released a first-of-its-kind analysis showing that 2.1 percent of heterosexuals living in high-poverty urban areas in the United States are infected with HIV. This analysis suggests that many low-income cities across the United States now have generalized HIV epidemics as defined by the United Nations Joint Program on HIV/AIDS (UNAIDS).

The full report is not up yet, but it defines these high poverty urban centers as places where more than 20 percent of the population live below the poverty line.
As an FYI, in North Carolina as a whole almost 17 percent of the population is below the poverty line.