Rural Residence and Adoption of a Novel HIV Therapy in a National, Equal-Access Healthcare System
Reports the results of a study examining the use of raltegravir, the first HIV integrase inhibitor, in Veterans Affairs (VA) patients. Provides rural versus urban participant characteristic statistics by race/ethnicity, AIDS defining illness, substance abuse, and more. Includes a discussion of barriers to new forms of HIV treatment for rural residents, such as geographic distance, transportation, and limited access to specialists in the field.
Michael Ohl, Brian Lund, Pamela S. Belperio, et al.
AIDS and Behavior, 17(1), 250-259
Access · HIV and AIDS · Rural-urban differences · Specialty care · Statistics and data · Veterans