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Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases

Challenges of Hepatitis C Treatment in Native Americans in Two North Dakota Medical Facilities
Describes the experiences of two medical facilities located in North Dakota when treating Hepatitis C virus among American Indians or Alaska Natives (AIANs).
Author(s): Sarah Hossain, Sajid Jalil, Dubert Guerrero, Abe Sahmoun
Citation: Rural and Remote Health, 14(3), 2982
Date: 09/2014
Type: Document
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Immigrant Sexual Minority Latino Men in Rural North Carolina: An Exploration of Social Context, Social Behaviors, and Sexual Outcomes
Describes key social variables for rural immigrant sexual minority Latino men and examines associations with consistent condom use, number of sex partners, and sexual compulsivity. Includes social behavior and contextual variables, such as language use, ethnicity of close friends, internet and email habits, and more.
Author(s): Paul A. Gilbert, Scott D. Rhodes
Citation: Journal of Homosexuality, 61(8), 1131-1151
Date: 08/2014
Type: Document
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HoMBRes - Hombres Manteniendo Bienestar y Relaciones Saludables (Men Maintaining Wellness and Healthy Relationships)
A case study of a sexual risk reduction intervention in rural North Carolina designed to reduce HIV and STD infection among non-English speaking Latino men in rural central North Carolina. Provides information about the program objectives, barriers encountered, resources for delivering the program, partnerships, financing, and the results of the intervention. Describes the lay health officers called navegantes or navigators instrumental in carrying out the program.
Author(s): Jay Kassirer, Sharon Boddy, Heather Bowen Ray
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Public Health Agency of Canada - Tools of Change
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Understanding the Burden of Tuberculosis Among American Indians/Alaska Natives in the U.S.: A Validation Study
Evaluation of the completeness and accuracy of TB case reporting from Indian Health Service (IHS) facilities to state health departments. Provides statistical breakdowns including age group, sex, IHS region, presence of other diseases, symptoms, and types of treatments.
Author(s): Laura Jean Podewils, Emily Alexy, Stephani Jean Driver, et al.
Citation: Public Health Reports, 129(4)
Date: 07/2014
Type: Document
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Effectiveness of Circle of Life, an HIV-Preventive Intervention for American Indian Middle School Youths: A Group Randomized Trial in a Northern Plains Tribe
Surveys a culturally appropriate HIV prevention program to measure Native American middle school student awareness in a Northern Plains tribe to determine at what age it is most effective to introduce prevention interventions. Includes data broken down by gender, age, and sexual activity.
Author(s): Carol E. Kaufman, Nancy Rumbaugh Whitesell, Ellen M. Keane, et al.
Citation: American Journal of Public Health, 104(6), 106-112
Date: 06/2014
Type: Document
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The National Alliance for HIV Education and Workforce Development (NAHEWD) Recommendations for the AIDS Education and Training Centers (AETCs)
Describes the vision of the NAHEWD for AETCs of the future regarding HIV. Recommendations include increasing the interprofessional HIV healthcare workforce needed to provide HIV specialty and primary care. Also recommends increasing education for healthcare workforce who work with HIV patients such as primary care providers who are new to HIV care, specialists in non-HIV areas, and HIV care providers. Reports that in the last fiscal year (FY12-13), 21% of AETC trainees practiced in rural settings.
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: AIDS Education and Training Centers National Coordinating Resource Center
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Being Connected is the Key to "Survival of the Fittest" for HIV-Positive Women
Highlights a Texas program which is helping rural HIV-positive women face the challenges of their disease through a team approach.
Author(s): Kathleen Belanger
Citation: Rural Monitor
Date: 05/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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An Emerging Epidemic: The Public Health Response to Hepatitis C Infection among Young People Who Use Drugs
Provides an overview of the hepatitis C virus (HCV) and presents data on mortality, the number of acute HCV infections, and compares traditional and recent HCV infected injection drug users. Covers the emergence of HCV infections among youth with injection drug use in rural Appalachia. Describes the public health response to HCV infections in Wisconsin, scope of the HCV epidemic, and analyzes data on persons with injection drug use.
Author(s): Michael Botticelli, Wilson Compton, Jennifer Havens, Sheila Guilfoyle
Date: 04/2014
Type: Presentation Slides
Sponsoring organization: National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors
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Late HIV Diagnosis: Differences by Rural/Urban Residence, Florida, 2007–2011
Discusses the demographics, socioeconomics, and the availability of healthcare resources linked with a late diagnosis of HIV in rural and urban regions of Florida.
Author(s): Mary Jo Trepka, Kristopher P. Fennie, Diana M. Sheehan, et al.
Citation: AIDS Patient Care and STDs, 28(4), 188-197
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
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HIV/AIDS in Rural America: Disproportionate Impact on Minority and Multicultural Populations
Overview of the impact of AIDS and HIV in rural areas. Summarizes the epidemiology of AIDS/HIV, including its impact on rural minority groups. Discusses the challenges rural areas face in preventing and treating AIDS. Includes policy recommendations.
Date: 04/2014
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: National Rural Health Association
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