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HIV/STD Community Program: Wake County

Description:

The Wake County HIV/STD Community Program utilizes a multi-faceted approach to address disproportionate HIV/STD rates among African American and Latino residents.  The program conducts HIV/STD testing at non-traditional testing sites in areas with high incidence rates as identified through GIS mapping, implements evidence-based education and outreach among targeted populations, and provides case management to ensure HIV positive persons are not lost to medical care. Since the implementation of the HIV/STD Community Program and its targeted testing, education and social marketing campaigns, HIV rates have remained stable, showing no increase.

Toolkit:

UW's Health Disparities Toolkit

Keyword Area:

Access to Care, Health Equity, Health Promotion and Health Education, HIV/AIDS, Minority, Rural

Jurisdiction:

Institutional Author:

University of Washington School of Nursing Department of Psychosocial and Community Health

Submitted:

11/04/2009

Modified:

03/22/2010

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