As HIV/AIDS rates rise, Louisiana's poorest affected
Every 9 ½ miutes, someone is diagnosed as HIV - positive in the United States, according for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In Louisiana alone, 18,000 people are living with HIV/AIDS, and even more do not know they are carrying the disease. However, there is available treatment for those diagnosed in Lafayette. There is available testing through Acadiana CARES, where CEO Claude Martin provides housing for those at high risk for infection.