LAWRENCE                EAGLE-TRIBUNE                        MASS. HEALTH                 CDC

I feel as though I had no initial impression of the AIDS epidemic. The science courses I took in my school briefly described how the Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndrome is deadly, and that human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) causes it. Lawrence, Massachusetts is not one of the cleanest towns in the Essex County, let alone the state itself. I assumed that Lawrence must have a higher range of HIV/AIDS cases than most of the other cities because I have seen in the local news the massive amount of people being arrested for illegal drug use. Lawrence hasn't seen a news article on HIV nor AIDS for the past 6 months. If the government had wanted the HIV cases in the Essex County to drop, it would be necessary to educate the public of the deadly syndrome.