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Today's thought topic –
Behavioral Economics is flourishing as a discipline, addressing the same problems we face in health behavior of HIV prevention: short-term versus long-term thinking. In Econ jargon it is "present self" versus "future self", the latter being more abstract and difficult to focus on.
Following is a piece in today's NYT – the other is a piece by Sunstein (who we cited in the internet paper) about "nudges" toward pro-social behavior.
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HIV/AIDS is disproportionately affecting blacks in the U.S., with almost half of all new infections occurring in the population, Anthony Fauci, director of NIH's National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, said recently, Reuters reports. According to Fauci's statement, which was released to mark National Black HIV/AIDS Awareness Day on Saturday, blacks comprise 12% of the U.S. population but account for almost 50% of all people living with HIV in the country. Fauci pointed to the majority black city of Washington, D.C., where one in 20 residents is living with HIV -- about the same proportion of people in sub-Saharan Africa. Fauci's statement is available online at http://www3.niaid.nih.gov/