Living with AIDS in West Virginia

By Anna Sale

More than 1,400 West Virginians are living with AIDS or HIV. About one-third are African-American, even though blacks make up only 3 percent of the state’s population. Women make up a quarter of the cases.

The first case of AIDS was reported in West Virginia in 1984.Since then, medical advances and new drugs have transformed an HIV diagnosis from a death sentence to what can be a treatable chronic disease.  But the medical advances aside, the disease can still take a major toll on life in West Virginia. On the occasion of World AIDS Day on Saturday, Bernard Savage told Anna Sale his story.

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