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181 Zip Codes Analyzed And Surge In HIV/AIDS Is Alarming In Some Areas

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — A study by the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene has found that large parts of the city are plagued with soaring rates for multiple STDs – including HIV/AIDS.

The study surveyed 181 city ZIP codes for concurrence in rates of HIV/AIDS, chlamydia, gonorrhea, syphilis and hepatitis B, as well as two non-sexually-transmitted diseases – hepatitis C and tuberculosis. The diseases often occur among the same populations, the study noted.

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The study said 33 percent of all the ZIP codes in New York City were in the top quintile citywide for multiple sexually-transmitted diseases during a survey taken in 2010. Among the most severe examples is ZIP code 10474 in Hunts Point, the Bronx, where rates of hepatitis C, chlamydia, gonorrhea and HIV/AIDS all ranked in the top 20 percent of all New York City ZIP codes.

Faring even worse was ZIP code 10457, in the Tremont section of the Bronx, which ranked in the top quintile for all seven diseases surveyed. Forty-three percent of residents in the neighborhood live below the federal poverty line, the report said.

Overall, the Bronx also had the greatest percentage of ZIP codes – 68 percent – in the top 20 percent citywide for multiple STDs.

 

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  1. J Galt

    December 11th, 2012

    Nature’s way of taking care of the problem.

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  2. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 11th, 2012

    You just can’t itch that scab. No wonder liberals are always unhappy and angry.

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  3. Millertime

    December 11th, 2012

    I guess it would be racist to inquire about the various ethnic groups that inhabit these areas.

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  4. Billy Fuster

    December 11th, 2012

    Couldn’t happen to a nicer bunch of people…

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  5. Maudie N Mandeville

    December 11th, 2012

    @Millertime: 10457 demographics=17% OWS white. You can fill in the other 83%.

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  6. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 11th, 2012

    The only thing they had to equate to the rise in STDs was high rates of poverty.

    Did anyone bother to check the sexual proclivity of the residents? What is the percentage of homosexuals in the populations of these zip codes? Did the number of homosexuals increase (population migration) in these zip codes? Did more affluent zip codes lose some of their homosexual population to these less affluent zip codes? Was it due to the 0bama economy? Does the rate of increase in STDs correlate with any increase of the homosexual population of these zip codes?

    Oh, wait! We can’t do that because non politically correct statistical study is homophobic.

    Never mind.

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  7. CrustyB

    December 11th, 2012

    Good!

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  8. Menderman

    December 11th, 2012

    If I remember right, all those zip codes are about 90% libs.

    Shocking! The party with no morals is #1 in STD’s!

    What would Costas say?

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  9. even steven

    December 11th, 2012

    New York… The Chancre State

    Now, there’s a fine state logo if I’ve ever seen one.

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  10. Stranded in Sonoma

    December 11th, 2012

    What would Costas say?

    @Menderman — Ban sex because it is the leading cause of STDs.

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  11. Xavier

    December 11th, 2012

    Shouldn’t that be “Soreing Rates”?

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  12. pete

    December 11th, 2012

    any of them bother to learn to speak english yet, or are they just here for the freebies?

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  13. aleon

    December 11th, 2012

    Leveling the playing field?
    Everybody getting a fair share?
    Redistributing the wealth?

    It’s all making sense to me now.

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  14. thirdtwin

    December 11th, 2012

    Probably ALSO chock-full of TB, yaws, scurvy, beri beri cholera and other assorted third world diseases which used to be rare in the USA.

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  15. norman einstein

    December 11th, 2012

    @Stevie, “Now, there’s a fine state logo if I’ve ever seen one.”

    LMAO! You’ve laid down a challenge for BFH.
    I can picture it on license plates already!

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  16. Menderman

    December 11th, 2012

    Stranded, I was think he would say “We wouldn’t have STD’s if we just got rid of Dicks”

    but I like yours better.

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  17. thirdtwin

    December 11th, 2012

    Oh yeah…Mental illness and birth defects caused by inbreeding are probably on the rise in some NYC zip codes.

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  18. thirdtwin

    December 11th, 2012

    @Norman einstein–

    “Daddy, what is that picture on that New York tag…the Big Apple?”

    “Um, no, Jimmy…say, why don’ t we play something else besides license plate bingo?”

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  19. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 11th, 2012

    More Fluck (Fluke) condoms needed.

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  20. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 11th, 2012

    Free, that is. Free Fluck Comdoms

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  21. FreeMan & Sarah Intend to Defend

    December 11th, 2012

    Cumdumbs

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  22. J Frank Parnell

    December 11th, 2012

    A hallmark of liberalism is never considering nor being held accountable for the consequences one’s actions; Sowell’s “Stage One” thinking.

    Nature could give a flying crap about cognitive illusions.

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  23. CrustyB

    December 11th, 2012

    The New York City Motto:

    Vini V.D. Vici. We came, we caught, we cankered.

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  24. Ricky

    December 11th, 2012

    looks like they found something more effective than sickle cell for population control.

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  25. Xavier

    December 11th, 2012

    Looks like my old girlfriend moved to NY.

    Protip: Don’t date the daughter of a Democratic Senator.

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  26. Plain Jane

    December 11th, 2012

    Am surprised they used the term STD rather than the less serious sounding labeling term of STI.

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  27. Plain Jane

    December 11th, 2012

    or …less “permanent” sounding label..

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  28. Unneutral

    December 11th, 2012

    Zip codes??

    How about zip your pants and stop spreading STDs?

    Yeah, I know, liberals insulate themselves from facts and seek to place the blame on someone else.

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  29. Three Rivers

    December 11th, 2012

    Well, at least they have strict gun control, healthy size soft drinks and breast milk.

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  30. Wraith

    December 11th, 2012

    Gomorrah-on-the-Hudson. Anyone really surprised?

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  31. reddecaesari

    December 11th, 2012

    minorities = prison = homosexual acts = hiv

    with catch and release, these fine young cannibals bring gifts back to their loved ones.
    and so it goes.

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  32. charlotte

    December 12th, 2012

    I wonder if this had anything to do with all the vaginas being Occupied at Zucotti Park?

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  33. charlotte

    December 12th, 2012

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=euXQbZDwV0w

    “As Africans we want to ask Barack Obama if this is what he wants to bring to Africa as a human right?”

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