AMARILLO, TEXAS - "Extremely alarming" is how one expert describes an area HIV trend. Despite a decrease in infections across the rest of the state, the panhandle is seeing a surge.
This latest information from the state shows that in Amarillo HIV cases have gone up more than 30 percent since 2002. That's a growth from 322 cases to 430.
At the same time, HIV infections across the state as a whole have gone down about 13 percent. The vast majority of local cases are in potter county -- with 309 people infected there.