Article: HIV-Related Stigma and Health Care Outcomes in the U.S. Deep South

Jul 29, 2019 | Kim Rodgers

Southern HIV/AIDS Strategy Initiative (SASI) published an article in AIDS and Behavior which examined the prevalence of different forms of stigma and the association of stigma with medication and medical visit adherence in the Deep South. The study findings suggest the need to identify and develop effective interventions to address internalized HIV-related stigma and to address community HIV stigma to improve outcomes for persons living with HIV.

The U.S. South, particularly the Deep South region, has been disproportionately affected by HIV. The Deep South had the highest HIV diagnosis rates and HIV death rates of any region from 2008 to 2015. Several factors have been implicated as contributing to the disproportionate impact of HIV in the Deep South. In particular, high levels of HIV-related stigma and discrimination in the Deep South and have been found to contribute to poorer health outcomes such as lower levels of medication adherence.

Read the article.


637020799465370000

About Kim Rodgers

Kim Rodgers is the Communications Manager at NACCHO.

More posts by Kim Rodgers

0 Comments

Related Posts

Healthy Food
  • Press Release

Covid-19’s Impact on Food Safety Programs

Report from the Field: COVID-19 Impact on Local Retail Regulatory Food Safety...

May 29, 2020 | Theresa Spinner

Covid-19’s Impact on Food Safety Programs

Hurricane prep
  • Tools & Resources
  • Training
  • Webinar

Webinar Recording: 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19

On May 27, the CDC’s National Center for Environmental Health and CDC EPIC Team...

May 29, 2020 | Beth Hess

Webinar Recording: 2020 Hurricane Season During COVID-19

Healthy Voting guides email graphic
  • Tools & Resources
  • Recommendations

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

NACCHO has partnered with the nonpartisan We Can Vote coalition to launch the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Public Health Officials and Voting Experts Release...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Federal Guidance: Maintaining HIV, STI, Hepatitis, and...

To support local health department HIV, STI, and viral hepatitis programs,...

May 28, 2020 | Kat Kelley

Federal Guidance: Maintaining HIV, STI, Hepatitis, and...

RWJF Logo h rgb 2c 2955 U 65 pos
  • Health Equity & Social Justice
  • Recommendations

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

Robert Wood Johnson Foundation released five principles as a compass to point...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Health Equity Principles for State and Local Leaders in...

  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Resources for HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Programs...

Local health departments are on the frontlines of the COVID-19 pandemic and...

May 28, 2020

Resources for HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis Programs...

Ao U logo
  • Opportunity
  • Informatics

All of Us Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data...

NIH’s All of Us Research Program recently opened its research platform, the...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

All of Us Research Program Begins Beta Testing of Data...

Hep B Webinar4 30 20
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis

Webinar Recording: Overcoming Barriers to Adult...

View the recording and slides from a virtual briefing on “Overcoming Barriers...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Webinar Recording: Overcoming Barriers to Adult...

Syringe pile
  • HIV, STI, & Viral Hepatitis
  • Opioid Overdose Epidemic
  • Recommendations

Interim Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

CDC released interim guidance on ways to prevent transmission of COVID-19 at...

May 28, 2020 | Kim Rodgers

Interim Guidance for Syringe Services Programs

Back to Top