Addict (drugaddict) wrote,

AHPP reports that about 10,000 District residents -- nearly 1 in 50 -- have AIDS. It estimates that

An Overwhelmed D.C. Agency Loses Count of AIDS Cases

By Jose Antonio Vargas
Washington Post Staff Writer
Saturday, December 30, 2006; A01

this means 10,000 + 25,000 in a city of 485,000 = 1 in 12 have HIV or AIDS in WDC (Nation's Capitol) can do the math better than mean ... and they haven't opened all fifty boxes with data yet and we haven't even added whats grown in 2006. This getting to be as bad as Johannesburg or Haiti.... CJK - We just hanged a man too... like the wild wild west stuttering Oil Cowboy in Crawford

In late August, barely a month into her new job, Marie Sansone of the District's AIDS agency was astounded by what she discovered: five boxes of unexamined HIV and AIDS cases that had not been touched in more than a year.

In the boxes were records of 2,000 to 3,000 cases that had yet to be entered in the city's database. The records are mostly from 2004 and 2005, some from 2003. Who's getting sicker, who needs treatment, who died. All boxed up.

"Oh, my goodness," Sansone, surveillance chief for the city's Administration for HIV Policy and Programs (AHPP), remembers saying.

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