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Social injustice at the root of HIV epidemic

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Quote of the Day, Sep 22, 2008

“The HIV epidemic among African-Americans should be formally declared a national emergency and moreover, the U.S. should act as if the epidemic is a true national emergency. The absence of social justice is a major root cause of many of the racial disparities in health that we’re seeing.”

— Adaora Adimora, Associate Professor of Medicine, UNC School of Medicine

She links HIV rates, social factors
News & Observer, Sep 21, 2008

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