Many American young men infected with AIDS virus
So many of America’s young — one of every 92 young men and one of every 33 young black men — are believed to have the AIDS virus that it threatens to become a deadly “rite of passage” in this century, a scientist said.
The sobering statistics illuminate the government’s warnings that AIDS is becoming more of a threat to the nation’s youth, even as it tapers off in many older people.
In January, the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced that AIDS was the No. 1 killer of people ages 25 to 44 in 1993.
The HIV virus that causes AIDS can lack symptoms for 10 years, meaning some of these people likely were infected as teenagers.
People between the ages of 18-25 experienced a rapid rise in HIV infection between 1986 and 1992, during the same time when older American’s risk of HIV infection level leveled off.
Painting inthe season
Goshen High School students Joe Bradford and Miranda Beverly painted a Santa Claus mural on one of the windows of First Source Bank in downtown Goshen Wednesday.
Helping with the project were Lisa Lubeck and Chrissy Holubar. Students from Goshen Middle School and Chandler Elementary School also painted Christmas murals, filling all the bank’s windows on Main Street and Lincoln Avenue.
American Legion Post 30 met Tuesday for euchre play. Overall winners were Thede O’Dea, Ike Chupp, Jack Hollinger, Carol Kitson, Pete Edwards and Cathy Cole. Doris Scheidel had the most euchres and Ruth Lehman had the most loners.
Ruth Miller and daughters of C.R. 675 in Shipshewana hosted a family Thanksgiving Wednesday evening at her home for Mr. and Mrs. Homer Lambright, Sarasota, Fla., Mr. and Mrs. Sam Brandenberger and Betty Schwartz.
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