Mar 23, 2009
According to a recent study by the Washington, D.C. health department, an epidemic of HIV/AIDS has been hitting the population of the nation's capital at a rate higher than in West African countries where HIV/AIDS has long been considered the worst in the world.
Why this epidemic of HIV/AIDS in the nation's capital? High levels of poverty – which breeds drug use – lack of medical care and restrictions Congress placed on preventive measures.
It's a clear snapshot of American capitalism – a deadly preventable epidemic raging alongside shining marble government buildings.