A Staggering statistic... Jacksonville has one of the highest number of HIV and AIDS cases than most cities. Statistics so alarming..they rival numbers in Sub-Saharan Africa. 3 Good evening. A national publication called "Rolling Out" ranked Jacksonville as having the 3rd highest HIV rate in the country...only behind Miami and Baton Rouge, Louisiana. Numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Census Bureau led to the rankings. It has many people worried that things aren't getting any better. Channel 4's Vic Micolucci looked into the report and joins us LIVE with how big an issue the infections are in the River City...Vic? 3 3 00-0614-201'03-1'08PKG:37:52 Total pill intake is 23 pills a day.Justin Bell is living with HIV/AIDS... And he's not hiding it...He was diagnosed 7- years-ago...infected during a medical procedure. But he's coping...37:21 I'm here because of the miracles of modern medicine.That's why I'm here.If my diagnosis had been in 1997 I likely would not be here speaking with you today. Bell wasn't surprised to hear that Jacksonville ranks number 3 on a list of cities with the highest new infection rate...RollingOut.com brought the problem to light... According to Health Department Records...- there are 2,574 living HIV cases in Duval County - and 3,348 living AIDS cases - Men accounted for 76% of new infections - and 35% cases came from heterosexual contact24:30 I think a problem that we have in Jacksonville is that there's not the awareness that there is other cities, it's not something that people want to or like to talk about. It kind of gets brushed under the rug.Audrey Gardner works with the Northeast Florida AIDS Network ...a non-profit that helps people living with the infection...40:31 those with the northeast Florida aids network say poverty is one of the main reasons why the rate is so high here. They also say there is a lack of medical care and funding and they say the student education just isn't where it's supposed to be. But the number one problem they say, a stigma, meaning nobody wants to talk about the issues.25:30 I think that there's still a long way to go with discrimination for people who are living with it.Justin Bell is working to break the silence ...and trying to lower the numbers... But he says everyone must band together to make things better.33:23 If we're not getting the members from our community to come and test and to eradicate that stigma, the fear, then we're still going to be number three in ten years. 3 Vic, How has the city addressed the problem?