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Rural Health
Resources by Topic: HIV and AIDS

Exploring the Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) Health Care Experiences among Men Who Have Sex with Men (MSM) Who Live in Rural Areas of the Midwest
Study examining access to pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) for rural, Midwestern men who have sex with men (MSM). Draws data from interviews with 34 MSM. Describes availability of PrEP, willingness of providers to prescribe PrEP, and stigma as a barrier to prescribing PrEP in rural areas.
Author(s): Christopher Owens, Randolph D. Hubach, Deana Williams, et al.
Citation: AIDS Education and Prevention, 32(1), 51-66
Date: 02/2020
Type: Document
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West Virginia 2020-2022 Substance Use Response Plan
Outlines West Virginia's plan to prevent and treat substance use disorder throughout the state. Details goals for prevention, treatment, research, and the criminal justice system, pertaining to substance use disorder. Also discusses infectious diseases, such as hepatitis and HIV, resulting from substance abuse and misuse.
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources
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HIV Testing Outcomes Among Blacks or African Americans — 50 Local U.S. Jurisdictions Accounting for the Majority of New HIV Diagnoses and Seven States with Disproportionate Occurrences of HIV in Rural Areas, 2017
Reports on HIV testing and diagnoses by a variety of demographic characteristics, including race/ethnicity. Examines linkage to medical care for African Americans with newly diagnosed HIV infection. Study covers 50 U.S. jurisdictions with the majority of new diagnoses as well as the seven states — Alabama, Arkansas, Kentucky, Mississippi, Missouri, Oklahoma, and South Carolina — with high rural rates of HIV. Rural-specific data is not provided in the results.
Author(s): Aba D. Essuon, Hui Zhao, Guoshen Wang, et al.
Citation: MMWR (Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report), 69(4), 97-102
Date: 01/2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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Accessing Public Health Data on HIV, HCV, STIs
Manual providing instructions to access web data resources from the New Mexico Department of Health Indicator-Based Information System, the CDC WONDER system, the National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention's AtlasPlus mapping tool, and the New Mexico Department of Health's STD Prevention Program database. Specific directions reflect data needs of Native American populations.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
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Sexual Health Among American Indian Adults and Adolescents in New Mexico
Fact sheet providing data on sexual health risk and resiliency behaviors for New Mexico American Indian and Alaska Native adolescents and adults from the New Mexico Department of Health, the CDC, and the Indian Health Service. Describes mortality rates; presents syphilis, chlamydia and gonorrhea rates from 2014-2018; and offers other statistical data related to sexual health.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
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Health Resource Guide: A Guide to HIV Related Resources in the Albuquerque Tribal Area
Provides information on HIV-focused help lines, online resources, and clinics and agencies providing HIV services and care that are located in the Indian Health Service (IHS) Albuquerque Area, which covers Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. Includes contact information, addresses, service hours, and web links for all organizations and healthcare facilities. Lists HIV-related services offered by each healthcare facility and organization in separate charts for each region in the service area.
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Albuquerque Area Southwest Tribal Epidemiology Center
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Opportunities to Improve Opioid Use Disorder and Infectious Disease Services: Integrating Responses to a Dual Epidemic
Examines opioid use and drug-related infectious diseases. Identifies the barriers to integration of opioid use disorder (OUD) and infectious disease services, including barriers faced in rural areas such as workforce shortages. Offers strategies to overcome those barriers. Offers case studies of programs that have successfully integrated services, including programs serving rural areas. Includes policy recommendations.
Additional links: Read Online, Report Highlights
Author(s): Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice
Date: 2020
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Health and Medicine Division (HMD), National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
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Migration to the US among Rural Puerto Ricans Who Inject Drugs: Influential Factors, Sources of Support, and Challenges for Harm Reduction Interventions
Details a study of the migration patterns of rural people who inject drugs (PWID) from Puerto Rico to the United States. Breaks down data by age, gender, and HIV and HCV status among other measures.
Author(s): R. Abadie, P. Habecker, C. Gelpi-Acosta, K. Dombrowski
Citation: BMC Public Health, 19, 1710
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
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Texas HIV Surveillance Report: Annual Report
Provides an annual update of county-level data on HIV infection and AIDS cases for Texas. Includes infection by transmission method, diagnoses by race/ethnicity and age group, data for criminal justice and immigration facilities, and more.
Date: 12/2019
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Texas Department of State Health Services
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HIV/AIDS in Rural America
Webinar recording discusses a report from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on the HIV incidence across the country, an HHS initiative to combat the spread of HIV, and distribution of Ryan White HIV/AIDS providers in rural areas. Features presentations from representatives from the CDC, HRSA, and Medical Advocacy and Outreach.
Additional links: Audio Recording, PowerPoint Handout, Webinar Transcript
Date: 11/2019
Type: Video/Multimedia
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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