The disease remains at epidemic levels in Washington. In releasing the study, District health officials announced new recommendations for doctors and other health-care providers to start treatment immediately for all people newly diagnosed with HIV instead of waiting for evidence that someone’s immune system has been severely damaged.
Washington is preparing to host the International AIDS Conference next month, the first time the global gathering is returning to the United States in more than two decades. District officials are seeking to highlight the city’s progress in fighting the epidemic. - The Washington Post