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Resources by Topic: HIV and AIDS

Expanding Access to Substance Use Services and Mental Health Care for People with HIV in Alabama, a Technology Readiness Assessment Using a Mixed Methods Approach
Results of a study exploring opportunities for enhanced substance use disorder and mental health screening using electronic patient reported outcomes and telehealth at 5 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program-funded clinics in Alabama. Features a county-level map showing HIV prevalence in Alabama in 2019.
Author(s): Ellen F. Eaton, Kaylee Burgan, Greer McCollum, et al.
Citation: BMC Health Services Research, 22(1), 919
Date: 07/2022
Type: Document
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HIV Prevention and Treatment Challenges in Rural America
A webinar recording that covers issues related to HIV healthcare in rural communities and presents HIV data in the United States. Discusses populations who should be offered pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP), current options in HIV treatment, and rural health issues such as stigma, medical and mental health shortage areas, and LGBT discrimination. Provides healthcare options available in Kansas.
Date: 07/2022
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organizations: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center, University of Kansas Medical Center
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Louisiana HIV, AIDS, and Early Syphilis Surveillance Quarterly Report
Provides data on people living with HIV and those newly diagnosed with HIV/AIDS or syphilis for Louisiana. Includes parish-level data and more detailed breakdowns for regions in Louisiana by gender, race/ethnicity, and age group.
Date: 03/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard: Protocol for a Data Resource to Support Ending the HIV Epidemic in the United States
Provides information on the launch of America's HIV Epidemic Analysis Dashboard (AHEAD) which presents information on HIV data at the state level across the U.S. and the county level in Ending the HIV Epidemic (EHE) priority areas and select rural areas in the South with high HIV transmission. Discusses the data included in the tool such as 6 HIV indicators determined by the Centers of Disease Control (CDC) and information on how to engage with the dashboard by HIV indicator, geographic area, and demographic information.
Author(s): Patrick Sean Sullivan, Cory R Woodyatt, Oskian Kouzouian, et al.
Citation: JMIR Public Health and Surveillance, 8(2)
Date: 02/2022
Type: Document
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Uncaring Landscapes and HIV Peer Support in the Rural Southern United States
Presents oral histories of an HIV peer support group and interviews with queer-identified Black men in a rural southern area. Discusses the impact of social determinants such as racism, stigma, and social disconnection specific to this population and their related health disparities.
Author(s): Darius Scott
Citation: Social Science & Medicine, 292
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
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Evaluating the Rural Health HIV/AIDS Planning Program
Policy brief describing the experiences of the first grantee cohort (2020-21) of the Rural HIV/AIDS Planning Program. Examines barriers to or facilitators of successful grant implementation, and the sustainability of programs and acquisition of future funding. Contains a list of these grantees, brief descriptions of their programs, and themes related to the success of the programs.
Author(s): Mariana Tuttle, Katie Rydberg, Carrie Henning-Smith
Date: 01/2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Non-Occupational Post-Exposure Prophylaxis (nPEP) Toolkit
Toolkit offering assessment and treatment recommendations, a medication assistance quick guide, and other resources for non-occupational post-exposure prophylaxis (nPEP) prevention in rural areas. Covers guidance to prescribing nPEP and other information address nPEP misconceptions.
Author(s): Jeannette Southerly, Alyssa A. Guido, Dayna Morrison, et al.
Date: 01/2022
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center
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A Quality Improvement Initiative Addressing STI Services Provided in Rural South Carolina Primary Care Clinics
Provides an overview of HIV and STI trends in South Carolina and best practices for testing and prevention. Discusses barriers to HIV and STI treatments in rural areas and a pilot project to increase STI testing among Pre-exposure Prophylaxis PrEP patients. Includes county-level HIV and STI statistics in South Carolina as well as national trends.
Date: 2022
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: University of South Carolina
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2021 Louisiana Health Report Card
Provides detailed health data by parish for Louisiana. Covers cancer incidence, suicides, the opioid epidemic, COVID-19, infectious diseases, low birthweights and infant deaths, top causes of death, and more.
Date: 2022
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Louisiana Department of Health
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Reaching People with HIV (PWH) in Rural United States
Infographic describing challenges related to HIV screening and care in rural areas. Highlights strategies to address barriers to care, including telehealth HIV care delivery, investing in transportation initiatives, and minimizing stigma and denial.
Date: 12/2021
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center
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