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Drive to End AIDS in U.S. Stalls as Epidemic Grips Blacks

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Monique Moree is the new face of the AIDS epidemic in the U.S. The 31-year-old stay-at-home mom, who is black, was pregnant with her third child in 2005 when she found out she had HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

“I was shocked,” Moree, of Summerville, South Carolina, said by telephone. “Being a wife, I didn’t think I could be HIV positive. I hated myself and God. I wanted to kill myself.”