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Resources by Topic: HIV and AIDS

The Report of the 2019 Southern LGBTQ Health Survey
Results of a convenience sample of 5,617 respondents detailing their experiences of LGBTQ health and healthcare in the South. Features demographics and self-reported statistics on physical and mental health ratings, healthcare quality, abuse and violence, insurance, dental care, HIV diagnoses, and disparities in reported health ratings by urban or rural location.
Additional links: Executive Summary
Author(s): Chase Harless, Megan Nanney, Austin H. Johnson, et al.
Date: 11/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: Southern LGBTQ Health Initiative, Western North Carolina Community Health Services
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Expanding HIV Care Through Telehealth
Discusses how telehealth programs benefit Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program (RWHAP) recipients. Discusses the benefits for rural patients of provider-specialist programs like Project ECHO that offer telementoring to primary care providers and of programs that provide care directly to rural patients via telemedicine.
Citation: CAREAction Newsletter
Date: 10/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health Resources and Services Administration
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HIV in the Southern United States
Issues brief discussing the HIV epidemic in the South. Highlights the increased number of new HIV diagnoses in suburban and rural areas of the South compared to other regions in the U.S. Covers factors contributing to the HIV epidemic in the South and includes information on how to address these issues in rural communities.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Ending HIV in America: Policy and Program Insights From Local Health Agencies and Providers
Report evaluates strategies for combating HIV and makes policy recommendations. Discusses access to services in rural areas. Highlights rural Scott County, Indiana as a case study.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bipartisan Policy Center
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Advancing Innovation to End the HIV Epidemic: 2019 Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program Highlights
Highlights the approaches and outcomes of the Ryan White HIV/AIDS Program. Discusses some of the approaches by grant recipients and details the program's accomplishments nationally and regionally, such as West Virginia's use of telehealth to expand access to HIV services in rural areas.
Date: 09/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: HRSA HIV/AIDS Bureau
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Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Use of a Personal Health Record by Veterans Living with HIV
Explores a study on the social and demographic characteristics of veterans with HIV who use My HealtheVet, a web-based personal health record system. Looks at age, race, and rural versus urban location, among other factors.
Author(s): Sarah J Javier, Lara K Troszak, Stephanie L Shimada, et al.
Citation: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association, 26(8-9), 696–702
Date: 08/2019
Type: Document
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ARcare Uses EHR Alerts for HIV Testing and Prevention
Details ARcare's use of electronic health records to identify risk factors for HIV in primary care health records and flag them for testing. Discusses work with clinical staff to address HIV screening and prevention. Highlights HIV outreach work with the Arkansas Health Department.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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HIV Testing in 50 Local Jurisdictions Accounting for the Majority of New HIV Diagnoses and Seven States with Disproportionate Occurrence of HIV in Rural Areas, 2016–2017
Reports on HIV testing in 50 local jurisdictions where most new diagnoses of HIV infection in 2016 and 2017 were found and in seven states with high rural rates of HIV. Includes rural-urban data on HIV testing for Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina.
Author(s): Marc A. Pitasi, Kevin P. Delaney, John T. Brooks, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 68(25), 561-567
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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HIV/AIDS in the U.S. Deep South: Trends from 2008-2016
Updates an earlier report on HIV disparities in the South. Addresses HIV/AIDS diagnosis rates, mortality, pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) use, federal funding, demographics, and other sexually transmitted infections (STIs). Briefly discusses rural HIV rates and funding.
Author(s): Susan S. Reif, C. Micha Belden, Elena Wilson, Carolyn McAllaster
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative
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Iowa Department of Public Health Uses TelePrEP to Prevent HIV
Highlights a HIV Pre-exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) program in Iowa that uses a combination of telemedicine, physicians, clinical pharmacists, and a patient navigator to connect to patients around the state. The program also partners with two community health centers and offers an option of self-test kits to address transportation and stigma issues.
Date: 06/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Bureau of Primary Health Care
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