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Resources by Topic: Infectious diseases

HIV/AIDS in Rural America: Prevalence and Service Availability
Examines the prevalence of HIV/AIDS in rural counties across 28 states in 2008 and the rural-versus-urban distribution of Ryan White providers.
Additional links: Fact Sheet
Author(s): Medha Vyavaharkar, Saundra Glover, Deshia Leonhirth, Janice Probst
Date: 01/2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Rural and Minority Health Research Center (formerly the South Carolina Rural Health Research Center)
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Qualitative Analysis of Provider Barriers and Solutions to HIV Testing for Substance Users in a Small, Largely Rural Southern State
Reports on a study, completed in Arkansas, to recognize any challenges to integrating HIV testing with substance abuse treatment for rural drug users from the perceptions of the service providers.
Author(s): Patricia B. Wright, Geoffrey M. Curran, Katharine E. Stewart, Brenda M. Booth
Citation: Journal of Rural Health, 29(4), 2013
Date: 2013
Type: Document
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Mixed-Methods Evaluation of a Telehealth Collaborative Care Program for Persons with HIV Infection in Rural Settings
Discusses the findings of the Iowa City Veterans Affairs Healthcare System's implementation of a telehealth collaborative care program for veterans with HIV living in rural parts of Iowa and Illinois.
Author(s): Michael Ohl, Dena Dillon, Jane Moeckli, et al.
Date: 2013
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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Sexual Networks, Surveillance, and Geographical Space during Syphilis Outbreaks in Rural North Carolina
Examines associations between surveillance, sexual networks, and geography for syphilis outbreaks in rural counties of North Carolina. Includes demographic characteristics by syphilis status and multiple figures illustrating the socio-sexual networks between the six rural North Carolina counties.
Author(s): Irene A. Doherty, Marc L. Serre, Dionne Gesink, et al.
Citation: Epidemiology, 23(6), 845-851
Date: 11/2012
Type: Document
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Formative Research on HPV Vaccine Acceptability Among Latina Farmworkers
Reports on a qualitative study of surveys and interviews with low-income Latina farmworkers located in central Florida to better understand the benefits and barriers linked to the human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination and HPV screening. The study population included 49 female farmworkers primarily of Mexican and Honduran backgrounds and 19 healthcare workers who serve this population.
Author(s): John S. Luque, Heide CastaƱeda, Dinorah Martinez Tyson, et al.
Citation: Health Promotion Practice, 13(5), 617-625
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
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The Affordable Care Act, the Supreme Court, and HIV: What are the Implications?
Explores key provisions of the Affordable Care Act (ACA) for people with HIV, and the opportunities and challenges for using the law to improve HIV care. Table 1 identifies data collection requirements related to underserved frontier and rural populations.
Author(s): Jeffrey Crowley, Jen Kates
Date: 09/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: Kaiser Family Foundation
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Syringe Services Program (SSP) Development and Implementation Guidelines for State and Local Health Departments
Provides guidelines for state and local health departments to assist and support syringe services programs (SSP) to prevent the transmission of HIV and other blood borne viruses. Includes discussion on service delivery models that are better suited for rural areas.
Date: 08/2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: National Alliance of State and Territorial AIDS Directors, Urban Coalition for HIV/AIDS Prevention Services
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Increasing Access to Oral Health Care for People Living with HIV/AIDS in Rural Oregon
Describes a program, Innovations in Oral Health Care Initiative, that works to expand oral healthcare services to individuals living with HIV/AIDS in rural Oregon through collaboration with a dental hygiene school and a dental case manager to help provide access to services. Includes service delivery activities and descriptive roles for each provider.
Author(s): Jill Jones, Mahyar Mofidi, Helene Bednarsh, Alan Gambrell, Carol R. Tobias
Citation: Public Health Reports, 17(Suppl 2), 65-72
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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We Will Be Known Forever by the Tracks We Leave: Rising up to Meet the Reproductive Health Needs of American Indian/Alaska Native Youth
Provides statistics on the rates of sexually transmitted diseases, teen birth, physical/sexual abuse, and alcohol/drug abuse among American Indian/Alaska Native (AI/AN) populations. Highlights innovative efforts to address these issues.
Author(s): Lori de Ravello, Scott Tulloch, Melanie Taylor
Citation: American Indian Alaska Native Mental Health Research, 19(1), i-x
Date: 2012
Type: Document
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Effects of Rural Residence on VA Care of Persons Living with HIV
Reports on rural-urban differences in the treatment of veterans living with HIV.
Author(s): M.E. Ohl, B. Lund, P. Belperio, et al.
Date: 2012
Type: Document
Sponsoring organizations: U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, Veterans Rural Health Resource Centers
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