Politics trumps health: DOE missed out on money for sex ed

According to the CDC, Atlanta has one of the highest HIV rates in the country and, sadly, young people 13 - 24 make up approximately a quarter of all new cases. Yet, in Georgia’s abstinence-based sex ed, HIV education is virtually nonexistent. Stunningly, in a new AJC story, students graduate with little to no knowledge about how the disease is spread, how it affects the body, or how it can be treated and the CDC has gone so far to say that Atlanta’s HIV rate is comparable to that of a developing nation. This should trouble all of us! Click here to find out about the politics behind this issue as reported by the AJC and watch the AJC video and read the story and let us know what you think.