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HIV/AIDS Report To Be Released Today

Mayor Adrian M. Fenty and members of his health team, including Shannon Hader, director of the HIV/AIDS Administration, will release two reports this morning about the state of the disease in the District of Columbia. For the first time, the HIV office says that it has a confident count of those living with HIV or AIDS in the District.

The number is 15,120 people, or about 3 percent of those over the age of 12 in the city.

The second report focuses on heterosexual behavior and shows some disturbing trends about HIV/AIDS awareness.

Fenty will release the reports at 10:30 a.m. at the Unity Health Care Hunt Place Health Center at 4130 Hunt Place, NE.

Washington Post reporters Jose Antonio Vargas and Darryl Fears wrote about the report in Sunday's paper.

By Marcia Davis  |  March 16, 2009; 6:58 AM ET
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