13 July 2012
Vol 337, Issue 6091

About The Cover

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COVER The epicenter of the HIV/AIDS epidemic in the United States has shifted from the East and West Coasts to the Deep South, where young black men who have sex with men are now becoming infected at a high rate. One of these men is Joshua Alexander, 25, shown here sitting in front of his mother's house in Greenville, Mississippi. See the special section beginning on page 167. For the story behind the cover, go to Photo: Malcolm Linton