Models to Improve Access to Quality HIV/AIDS Care
Rural communities are implementing promising models to improve access to quality healthcare for people living with HIV/AIDS. These models prevent new infections and ensure that individuals are engaged in their healthcare and adhere to treatment. Models that improve access to quality HIV/AIDS care focus on connecting people living with HIV/AIDS to treatment, support, and resources to learn more about HIV/AIDS.
People living in rural locations face unique access barriers that can impact disease progression and lead to poorer outcomes. Access challenges such as a lack of transportation, cultural and language barriers, and financial constraints can impact quality of care.
In an effort to improve access to care, rural communities are increasingly working to develop new strategies to provide care from a distance through telemedicine and implementing training and education programs for rural providers.