2008_08_city.jpgThe Department of Health estimates that, per the Sun, "72 out of every 100,000 New Yorkers contracted HIV in 2006, compared to 23 out of every 100,000 individuals around the country." The new statistics are based on a new model the CDC uses to track infections, which led the agency to find the rate of infection was actually 40% higher. In the past year, the NYC DOH has said HIV diagnoses were rising among young gay men and up in high schoolers. Most recently, the DOH wants to test every adult in the Bronx for HIV, because the borough has the higher AIDS-related death rate in the city.