Last week the Black AIDS Institute, an advocacy group, reported that if Black America were its own nation it would rank 16th in the world in the number of people living with AIDS. Among its findings the report also states that nearly 600,000 blacks are living with HIV and up to 30,000 are becoming infected each year. The report provides a new perspective on the AIDS epidemic and negligence in its treatment.Guest: Kai Wright, a journalist who writes about HIV. Wright is a columnist for The Root and publications editor for the Black AIDS Institute. He edited the Black AIDS Institute report "Left Behind! Black America: A Neglected Priority in the Global AIDS Epidemic."
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