HIV Infections Rising in Central Texas
HIV infections are on the rise in Central Texas, according to the federally-funded Austin Area Comprehensive HIV Planning Council.
Council member Victor Martinez says many young people, especially, don’t understand the threat.
“Lack of education,” Martinez said. “They don’t see HIV as a problem, so, they don’t practice safe sex.”
The council’s reports show that more than 4,000 central Texans are living with HIV or AIDS.