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A Town in Rural Alabama Has a Tuberculosis Incidence Rate That Approaches Somalia's 

The United States has an overall tuberculosis incidence rate of 3 cases for every 100,000 people. Kyrgyzstan, a country in which I contracted active tuberculosis in 2010, has an incidence rate of 142/100,000. The small town of Marion, Alabama is experiencing a TB outbreak so bad that its incidence rate is currently an…

We Don’t Talk About HIV Enough Anymore, and a Lot Has Changed

If you grew up in the 1990s, you practically absorbed a degree in AIDS studies just by existing—or at least that’s what it felt like. The years since then have brought better tests and treatments, and we now know more about the virus, but that information isn’t common knowledge. HIV and AIDS have fallen off our radar.

D.C. Unleashes the Nation’s First Sex Ed Test on Public School Students and They Do Pretty Okay

There are a lot of immature behaviors and credulous misconceptions that people, over the peripatetic course of their childhood and adolescence are bound to outgrow. We hope. For instance, this made up person I know who definitely is not me used to walk around in a bathrobe with his forearms folded over each other…

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