As a county, Oneida County, is below the national rate of cumulative HIV/Aids cases per 100,000(refer to table 1). Deep into Oneida County is my small hometown, Utica, NY. In terms of total cases, Utica is indeed the largest. I believe Utica is the largest because of the large number of immigration. Every Year many travel to run in Utica’s famous Boilermaker. Maybe they have stayed and brought the disease with them.
My solution to solving Oneida County’s HIV/Aids problem is… to do nothing. Given that the rate of cumulative HIV/Aids cases is less than the national average amongst Oneida County citizens, I conclude there is no real big issue. However, I firmly believe New York State Correctional facilities need help.
As I analyzed the number and compared just the Oneida County correctional facilities, I stumbled upon a number that was three times the national rate. I suppose as a County and state we mandate HIV/Aids testing for inmates. If positive that prisoner should receive treatment and taken out of the general public. We can no longer deny that sexual encounter between inmates does not take place, because neither of the four prisons allow conjugal visits, yet their rate of new Aids cases is very high. To remove those that have HIV/Aids from the rest of the inmates reduces the risk of sexual encounter with the infectious person, greatly reducing the easily spreading of the disease.
|Cumulative Aids Cases IN Zip Codes of Oneida County|
|(Data as of 12/31/05)|
|Zip||Total Pop.||Comulative Aid Cases||Rate|
|Living HIV/AIDS Cases by Race/Ethnicity and Risk Diagnosed|
|Through December 2005|
|table 4||Aids cases in 2005|
|Living Aids cases in Oneida County|
|Diagnosed and alive as of 12/31/05|
|Zip||Town/City||Population||Cases||Rate per 100,00|