Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Attention Tourists In The Dominican Republic:

STOP going to my island tryin' to get your groove back! You're killing my peeps with your American germs!!

From the DR newswire:

Tests reveal 70 new HIV cases
Over nine thousand people were tested for HIV over the Easter holiday. Teams of doctors, lab technicians and specialists attached to 25 Presidential AIDS Council (Copresida) mobile units carried out the tests. According to Listin Diario, most of the positive results were found in Barahona and Puerto Plata, and Peravia had the least number.

Testing in the "bateyes", worker housing attached to sugar mills, showed a 3% to 3.5% incidence among people tested. Overall, the results matched the findings of the Demographic and Health Survey taken in 2007 (ENDESA 2007), which showed a 0.8% incidence in the general population.

Copresida director Humberto Salazar told Listin Diario reporters that the tests were conducted in tourist areas, mainly Boca Chica and Puerto Plata, and added that the final report would be released today.

*smooches...convinced that humans are the dumbest creatures on the planet*
we have all the tools to make the right decisions in life, but do we ever? *sigh*