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Richmond’s HIV rate among highest in U.S.

Richmond has one of the nation’s highest rates of people living with HIV, the virus that causes AIDS.

Fewer children dying from accidents

Fewer children are dying from accidents in Virginia and across the country, according to reports issued by state officials and the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The death rate from unintentional injuries for Virginians age 19 and younger fell 45 percent from 2000 to 2009, new figures showed.

General Assembly, CDC Diverge on HPV Vaccine

While Virginia is moving to repeal the requirement that girls get vaccinated against the human papillomavirus, the federal government and a major medical association are urging just the opposite: that boys as well as girls receive the vaccine.