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Resources by Topic: HIV and AIDS

The Intersection of Hepatitis, HIV, and the Opioid Crisis: The Need for a Comprehensive Response
Brief discusses the infectious diseases co-occurring with the opioid crisis and the need for comprehensive treatment. Details the relationship between opioid use disorder and HIV and hepatitis infection. Looks at barriers to care and presents suggestions to overcome them, such as increasing access to healthcare for low-income populations, among others.
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
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HIV Testing, Linkage to HIV Medical Care, and Interviews for Partner Services Among Black Men Who Have Sex with Men — Non–Health Care Facilities, 20 Southern U.S. Jurisdictions, 2016
Reports on work by 20 health departments and 24 community-based organizations (CBOs) funded by CDC to provide HIV testing and related services to black gay, bisexual, and other men who have sex with men in the South. Provides rural-urban data on the number of HIV tests provided, new HIV-positive diagnoses, linking people with HIV infection to medical care, and interviews for partner services.
Author(s): Mariette Marano, Renee Stein, Wei Song, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(28), 778-781
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Integrating Responses at the Intersection of Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Epidemics: Proceedings of a Workshop
Features the proceedings of a public workshop on the relationship between the opioid epidemic and the spread of infectious diseases. Presents research and policy options, such as integrating infectious disease treatment into opioid treatment and prevention efforts, as well as exploring the role of law enforcement. Discusses barriers to treatment and prevention in rural areas.
Additional links: Read Online
Date: 07/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Diagnoses of HIV Infection Among Adults and Adolescents in Metropolitan Statistical Areas-United States and Puerto Rico, 2016
Presents data on HIV infection diagnoses in 2016 and the prevalence of adults and adolescents living with diagnosed HIV infection at year-end 2015 residing in metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas in the U.S. and Puerto Rico. Nonmetropolitan data is included at the end of each table, after all the Metropolitan Statistical Areas are listed. Nonmetro data is available on HIV infection diagnoses in adults and adolescents by sex, sex and age, sex and race/ethnicity, sex and transmission category, and race/ethnicity and transmission category. Also includes mortality data by sex for nonmetropolitan areas.
Date: 05/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HIV Update - Alaska, 2017
Report on HIV and AIDS throughout the state of Alaska in 2017. Discusses the impact of HIV on rural Alaska communities.
Additional links: HIV Surveillance Report - Alaska, 1982-2017
Citation: State of Alaska Epidemiology Bulletin, 20(2)
Date: 04/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Alaska Division of Public Health
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Louisiana Health Report Card 2017
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Author(s): Neil Wilson, Lily Tyndall Snow
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Integrating Infectious Disease Considerations with Response to the Opioid Epidemic: A Workshop
Presentation recordings discusses the link between the opioid crisis and infectious diseases, such as HIV and HCV. Features state-by-state, county-level, and rural information, particularly in southern states.
Additional links: Agenda, Jody Rich: Correctional Health, Nickolas Zaller: Challenges and Opportunities in Rural America
Date: 03/2018
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Infectious Diseases and Opioid Use Disorder (OUD) Policy Issues and Recommendations
Report details policy recommendations regarding infectious diseases, such as HIV and HCV, linked to injection drug use (IDU). Recommendations look at prevention as well as treatment. Features several important policy considerations for rural communities.
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: HIV Medicine Association, Infectious Disease Society of America, Pediatric Infectious Disease Society
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Notes from the Field: HIV Infection Investigation in a Rural Area — West Virginia, 2017
Reports on an investigation by the West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources that began with 10 cases of human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) infection identified in three counties during January-July 2017. Describes how the investigation broadened to 15 counties based on injection drug use and sexual contacts. Identifies risk reduction and treatment options available in these counties and discusses strategies undertaken to limit further transmission of HIV.
Author(s): Mary E. Evans, Sarah M. Labuda, Vicki Hogan, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 67(8), 257-258
Date: 03/2018
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Post-Sexual Exposure (nPEP) HIV Prevention Toolkit
Toolkit offering recommendations, a clinical pocket guide, and other resources for post-sexual exposure (nPEP) HIV prevention in rural areas. Covers guidance to prescribing nPEP and other post-sexual exposure treatments.
Author(s): Jeannette Southerly, Alyssa A. Guido, Dayna Morrison, et al.
Date: 01/2018
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center
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