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HIV Infection Rates Down In Cities, But On The Rise In Rural Areas

Rates of HIV diagnoses are falling in cities across the country like New York, Philadelphia and right here in Chicago. 

That’s the good news. The bad news: cases of the virus are cropping up more and more in rural areas like West Virginia and other parts of Appalachia. 

Reset sits down with Steven Thrasher, assistant professor at Northwestern University’s Medill School of Journalism, for more on this issue.  

We also check in with Jill Hopkins, the host of the Morning Amp on WBEZ’s sister station Vocalo. She introduces us to some of the talented folks around the city that are being highlighted in Vocalo’s series “This Is What Chicago Sounds Like.”

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