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Podcast: Fighting Back Against HIV/AIDS in the Detroit Area

The HIV/AIDS epidemic continues to affect the Detroit area at at time when it doesn't need any more problems. As many as 59% of all new HIV cases are in Southeast Michigan and the vast majority of those are in Detroit itself. But there are people who are engaged in the fight against the disease.

Eve Mokotoff, HIV Epidemiology Manager for the Michigan Department of Community Health; Liisa Randall, the MDCH's HIV Prevention Program Manager; and Andrea Roberson, Director for HIV and AIDS Programs at the Detroit Department of Health and Wellness Promotion spoke to TIME about the HIV/AIDS situation in the Detroit area, who it is affecting and prevention efforts taking place.

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    Wow, it's good to see that more is being done in Detroit to educate people about getting tested and the EXTREME importance of protecting themselve. Those statistics are staggering.

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