October 16, 2013 | by Staff reports
HIV rates high in several Mich. counties
Detroit, Michigan, gay news, Washington Blade, HIV rates

An HIV rate higher than any county in Michigan is the city of Detroit, with 778 cases per 100,000 people. (Photo Public Domain)

HOLLAND, Mich. — The HIV crisis is far from over in Michigan.

Thirteen of Michigan’s 83 counties have high HIV rates as of 2012, according to the most recent Department of Community Health report, the Holland Sentinel, a regional paper, reports. They include Allegan, Ingham, Macomb and Oakland.

But higher than any county is the city of Detroit, with 778 cases per 100,000 people. Wayne County outside of Detroit ranks as the sixth-highest county. Health officials there said higher numbers of men who have sex with men there have spiked the percentages, the article noted.

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