Report warns of AIDS ‘crisis’ across South

Half of deaths occur in 17-state region as federal, private money dries up.

By Alex Johnson
updated 6:08 a.m. PT, Thurs., July. 24, 2008

AIDS specialists are calling for a fundamental rethinking of HIV policy after a new report showed that infection with the virus was rising dramatically in the South even as it dropped everywhere else in the country.