BronxvilleNY38 saidI am not sure about that finding. Obviously education plays a very important role, but if you analyze the distribution in the map, the highest incidence points are toward areas with more density in population.
CDC is the best source about the topic, but I personally think that incidence of HIV in the US might response not only to lack education, but several other parameters that are together attached.
This. Rates are equally high -- based on the map in the link -- in New York, New Jersey, Massachusetts, D.C., Maryland, and Illinois. Is that an education problem? The author seems to have a axe to grind against the South and just decided the ignore half of the states with the highest rates of new infection to make a political point.
As I recall, new infections tend to be highest, like Bronxville points out, in densely populated or growing areas, especially in gayborhoods. I'm as Democratic as the next guy, but HIV should be exempt from bloggers' red state vs. blue state partisan pissing contests, this is a human concern.