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Desert AIDS Project aims to spur all to get an HIV test
The Desert Sun

Local HIV and AIDS advocates say that when they’ve mentioned the Coachella Valley to national health experts in the past, the well-known — and extremely high — rate of HIV infection concerns them. “What is going on down there?” they ask.

The prevalence of infection in the valley is 67 percent higher than the national average, according to data from the Health Assessment Resource Center. But about two-thirds of residents have never been tested for the virus.

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