Atlanta’s HIV ‘epidemic’ compared to third world African countries

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A deadly disease is rampant in Metro Atlanta, and scientists are calling it an epidemic.

Channel 2’s Dave Huddleston spoke with researchers and doctors who said Atlanta is the epicenter of that epidemic, comparing some neighborhoods to developing African countries.

J.R. Watson is a towering man, and the only hair on his head is a handle-bar mustache.

Just by looking at him, you’d never know he has AIDS. He recalled the moment he found out he was positive 20 years ago.

“I sat there and literally cried like a baby for 30 to 45 minutes,” Watson told Huddleston.